Compassion for ones self
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
One of the things my therapist told me I need to focus on is having compassion for myself.
It's a great concept, everyone should have compassion for themselves. It should be a natural thing. Uhhh but it's not, at least not for me. I think I'm hard wired to get mad at myself for negative emotions.
I get mad when I'm feeling sad for no reason.
I get irritated when silly things make me cry... call myself dumb for that matter.
I feel guilty when I yell at my kids.
I feel ashamed that I'm not happy.
After I was told to have compassion for myself, I started referring to it as feeling sorry for myself. When I say it that way it sounds so negative. Everything that was ever taught to me goes against that.
Why is the simplest thing so hard to do??? I guess we can call this the cold hearted demond in me, that b1tch needs to be shot down!
Anyone else have this problem?