I’m not going to lie, I’ve not been feeling too good about myself the last couple of weeks. My old friend Anxiety paid me an unexpected visit and then decided to stick around for a bit. I have to confess I didn’t see her coming and she totally caught me off guard. Of course she never travels alone, so it wasn’t long until Self Doubt and Self Critisim rocked up too.
So for the last few weeks they’ve been having a house party in my head, with each one egging the other on. Convincing me that everyone else has got it sussed and that I’m not everything I’m cracked up to be. At first I joined the party (these three know what they’re talking about), which was then followed by me trying to reason with them (exhausting stuff), but then I stopped… sometimes we have to get up close with our feelings and listen to what they’re trying to tell us, instead of egging them on or picking a fight with them – both of which are brushing them under the carpet, leaving them unresolved.
Mine were telling me to nip the perfectionism in the bud and give myself a break. To stop comparing myself to others and focus on my own shit. The last few years haven’t been easy, but one thing I’ve learnt is that feelings are just temporary and as quickly as they arrive, they disappear (just as long as you don’t try and hold onto them). Oh, and don’t always believe everything you think.
Here’s to the weekend.
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