The first step to stopping negative self-talk is identifying how much it affects your life. For me, the negative chatter was a constant companion. It was affecting my daily life a lot more than I realized.
Yes, yes, I will do all of the things. I will agree with things that I didn’t even hear. Because that is how I survived. Now I don’t need that. What do I do?
Anxiety shows up in many different ways for different people. One of my ways is saying Yes to everything. It is a survival tactic for dealing with trauma. Except I don’t need it anymore.
I received an email from a reader about projection. It is an intriguing idea and it isn’t all bad as Freud would have us believe.
Life is about learning. I used to wish for a manual for life. Now, I understand that the only way to get that manual is to live. And learn. I learned that I need to have plans.
There is nothing like having a great weekend. I had one of those awesome weekends. Which left my brain overwhelmed and needing to introvert burrito.
There are so many things that PTSD can effect in our lives. One of those things surprised me. That was how loud the world is. Especially now that I don’t drink. It is so very LOUD.
That staring contest with myself is an interesting picture of what I have been doing my whole life. This past year has been the first time I can really stare at myself without the overwhelming urge to turn away. I haven’t liked what I saw staring back at me for a long time.
The attachment to an abusive caregiver that starts as an infant continues through a child’s young life. At least that was my experience. I remember having a strong need to maintain and protect the relationship I had with my caregiver.
There are two parts to being sober. I am trying to figure out who I am so that I don’t fall into the same behavioral traps. Isn’t that part of the self-fulfilling prophecy?