Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Self Criticism

Make a mistake Beat myself up Lather Rinse Repeat Why does this pattern always happen? I had a good day at work yesterday. I got a raise and bonus, more than I was expecting. R put an offer in on a house and it was accepted. Then I borrowed my Dad's car and scratched it. I felt sick to my stomach. I wanted to curl up and hide. I said I suck to myself so many times, etc. Why? Why is my reaction to berate myself? I have really consciously been not beating myself up but yet, I was lauded at work earlier. I am so tired of it and I seem to lose the battle sometimes.

1 comment:

  1. We all lose it sometimes Jen, the important thing (IMO) is to realize what we're doing as soon as possible, and stop that negative voice. It's already a huge step that you realize it's there, the next step is to shut it up (it helps if you think of what your best friend would say upon hearing whatever the negative voice says).

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