Everyone loves a good life hack — especially when it seems like something you can only learn in therapy — because therapists have a way of helping you come at daily problems from a slightly different angle. Whether it's a tip that can make your relationships healthier, advice that can help you reach your goals, or wise words to improve how you feel each day, these little pearl drops of wisdom can feel invaluable.
And yes, you can pick them up right here on the internet. But it never hurts to go to actual therapy, either. "If someone is feeling 'stuck' in their day-to-day life or in their relationships, this might be a good time to seek help," therapist Heidi McBain, MA, LMFT, LPC, RPT tells Bustle. "Also, therapy can be helpful after a major life change ... as it’s a safe place for people to grieve the losses in their lives."
There's no shame in popping into a therapist's office, reaching out to a life coach, or even calling a wise friend or family member to pick their brains and ask for support and advice. If you're having a problem — no matter what kind — there's likely a way to fix it, navigate it, or deal with it. Depending on what you need to hear in life, you might find one of these life hacks helpful. And if not, don't hesitate to reach out to a therapist for real.