I'm getting pretty good at these throwback Thursday's aren't I? Truth is, just like you, I'm human. I often forget to celebrate my past successes because I'm so busy planning for the future. #TBT is an opportunity for me to revisit some of the really cool things I've achieved in 2018. This photo is from a busy media week in NYC where I had the privilege to appear on Doctors Radio as well as Jenny McCarthy. Don't forget to pause to celebrate your successes, they'll remind you of how far you've come and why you're working so hard for the future.
Almost a year ago, I started having a presence on social media. I decided to start talking about the things I'm doing in the media and give insight into the mental health community. I can't thank ya'll enough for embarking on this journey with me. I'm so passionate about mental health and wellness and I cannot wait to continue to share that passion with all of you. Big things to come in 2019, I hope you'll be along for the ride!
When we abuse alcohol, we are asking it to do something for us. Ease a stress, forget a pain, take us out of the moment we are in. But the truth is, you can't outrun those things. Alcohol cannot do anything for us. Spend time figuring out what you're asking alcohol to do for you, and you'll find when you address those things, you'll stop asking alcohol to help you with them.
One of my favorite things about what I do is the opportunity to work with really gifted people who are just amazing at their craft. You can get me to do things I generally don’t enjoy doing if I get to watch people who are incredible at what they do. And that’s how I ended up having the best experience getting my photos taken by Dale May and his team. Truly indescribable how this group was able to make a photoshoot such fun for a guy who would rather do anything else! What do y’all think of the results? I’m so impressed I think a video shoot should follow!
Hey Ya'll! For those of you that might be new to my page, I wanted to re-introduce myself. My name is Dr. Kevin Gilliland. I'm a licensed clinical psychologist, CEO of i360 (an outpatient counseling service in Dallas, TX), an author, speaker, a member of the People Magazine Health Squad, a husband, father, and Baylor Bear (Sic Em!). I'm passionate about mental health and wellness and love talking to you about how to Struggle Well and Live Well in the good, bad, and in between times in life. Thank you for following me and I hope you enjoy the content!
Sometimes in life you gotta call a timeout! Step back and take time when you're really down on yourself to reflect on the incredible things you've done and the ways in which you've affected those around you. We often spend the most time thinking about all the failures and forget all the insane awesome things we've made it through and achieved in life. Instead of allowing the negative to consume you, call a time out and remind yourself that its not all bad.
The holiday season is here! And while its certainly an exciting time with family and friends, it can often be a source of anxiety for us as well. Between hosting and gifting, there's a lot to be done; putting a huge strain on our resources. The pressure to keep up can feel overwhelming. So how do you stay sane? Remember the reason for the season. It's a time to step away from work and spend time with those important to you. Be present in that time. Time is the only thing you can't get back. So instead of worrying about the perfect gift, the right place setting -- really engage and enjoy the time you have with your loved ones. That's a holiday gift you can't buy.
There is always something to worry about. And always something to dwell on from the past. The thing that binds those two is that worrying won't change them. Spend time living in the present. Put your phone down and enjoy time with loved ones. Pop in your headphones and really feel your workout. When you learn to master the art of being in the now, you'll be able to enjoy the time you have and worry less about the things around you.