inner critic vs inner therapist
My racing thoughts this morningYouCan'tDoItThereAreSoManyPeopleTheyWillKnowThatYou'reWeirdJustGoHome.My inner critic is like a tabloid headline"Awfully dressed millenial embarrasses herself in public. Again."My inner therapist reminds meYou're experiencing some social anxiety.That's okay.Everyone feels that way sometimes.Take a breath.ButICan'tBreatheThisIsTooMuchAAAaarrghI loose patience with myselfCould you just not? Just take a deep fucking breath. In (count to 4)AndOut (count to 4)There. See? Whatever it is you think you can't do, you ...read more
During a session about dealing with your inner critic, I joked about the idea of having a self-care flowchart to help determine whether I'm having real doubts or if I'm just having negative thoughts because of poor self care. I thought about it a little more and decided it'd be something interesting to write about - I hope you enjoy! Do you feel bad?Yes.Have you eaten today?Yes.Have you eaten anythingthat isn't pop tarts and candytoday?No.Eat a ...read more
What would you attempt if you knew you would not fail?
What would you attempt if you knew you would not fail?Well, there’s a starter for 10. I’ve chosen to write responses to these prompts (from the blog Sunday Scribblings) to help me on my mental health journey, and this one feels like a real biggy considering that a good deal of my anxieties and mental barriers involve fear of failure. It would have been easy for me to take one look at this prompt, think ...read more