“An unintentional life accepts everything and does nothing. An intentional life embraces only the things that will add to the mission of significance.”- John C Maxwell.
When we think of intentionality, the first thing that comes to mind is living a life that you truly want. Life by the design of your choosing, rather than living a life that just ‘happens’ to you. I intend to detail how intentionality (which could also be called deliberateness or purposefulness) is able to shape lives and relationships in positive and fulfilling ways that bring joy and life.
For whatever reason, we often believe marriage, child-rearing, and even career success just happen organically. We believe in the fairy tale of happily ever after, the sound of little footsteps
running joyfully about our homes, and our effortless ascension up the corporate ladder. These are dangerous myths that leave clients (counselees) and suspect many people feeling embittered, cheated by life, and, at times, struggling mightily to find meaning, much less satisfaction, in the journey.
Now, receiving help is really a choice! Admittedly, the people who raised us, genetics, and life experiences often shape these choices. The world and the other people in it can make it hard for us to purposefully choose to be happy, especially when we are knocked down by unexpected hardship, betrayal, trauma, and cruelty.
Let’s face it; when we are children, we never imagine the difficulties of life. We dream of happy marriages, bouncing healthy babies on our knees, and lives filled with material success, spectacular vacations, and smooth sailing. Hardships are inevitable, but we are often ill–prepared to deal with these shadow visitors. We cannot handle such transition and trauma on our own. Seeking counsel is a step forward toward being intentional.
That’s where counseling can help dramatically. But the stigma of asking for help or being labeled as weak or mentally ill keep many people from accessing beneficial therapy. Scientific research
demonstrates that talk therapy can help remedy feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, and isolation. The psycho-educational aspects of therapy can help people learn healthier ways to communicate, cope, and interact with others, facilitating healing and the restoration of joy to life and relationships.
In relation to joy in life and relationship, even a counselor’s joy takes work and intentionality. All of us must consciously or unconsciously decide to be joyful. Considering we’re all alike rather than
different, we need counseling collectively. One of the platforms for us is online Christian Counseling. Online Christian Counseling is a convenient way to speak with a counselor in the comfort of your home and still maintain rapport as virtual sessions are hosted. NuWell Counseling Services offers such a platform, and their team of online professional Christian Counselors will help aid others in addressing mental health issues intentionally.
It is my privilege to be able to offer these gifts to my clients. I hope that you, in turn, will help us help you by contacting NuWell Counseling Services. We are intentional regards to our approach, and we will maintain intentionality with you. Can you meet us halfway by embracing your intentionality to receive counseling? Contact NuWell Counseling Services; we’re waiting for you!