Newport Beach is one of Southern California’s beautiful ocean locations and is the perfect place for a day at the beach. Spending time by the ocean has many therapeutic benefits. Being in the water itself can feel both adventurous and purifying, while sitting and observing the ocean is mesmerizing and calming, in almost a meditative way. After an afternoon at the ocean, we often leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, with a renewed perspective on life.
Those who live by the beach seem to have the opportunity to experience the luxury of this kind whenever they like, yet it can be so difficult to find the time even where laid back living is supposed to be the trend. Our busy world constantly pulls at our attention and if we don’t learn to say no and find time to rest, we can experience stress, anxiety, and burn-out. Finding yourself at the end of your rope, depressed, resentful, or feeling angry that another weekend went by without having any fun can be signs of the need for healthier boundaries.
It is a delicate balance to figure out when it is appropriate to work and when it is necessary to listen to your body’s needs and rest. Counseling can provide a fresh perspective from a professional, helping you see the most valuable places for your time and where you can learn better boundaries and free yourself from unneeded obligations. If you are looking for a therapist close to home or work, I am located in Orange County, only about 20 minutes from Newport Beach. I would love to help you rediscover yourself and find a more joyful rhythm to your life.