Do you ever come to the point, when you can only see the bad in you and just can’t see (m)any good in yourself?
I was there a lot, and still am sometimes, especially when my inner critic starts to shout. Everybody has some good and some bad qualities and so do you.
What can you do to turn around your point of view?
There are several things that can help. I will share with you what helped me today.
Make a list of 5 people you admire. Then write down what you admire in each one of them.
Do you recognize any of these traits in you too?
It’s very common to like (and dislike) the same things in others that we have in ourselves.
We had a similar exercise in my group therapy. We wrote down a list of our childhood superheroes instead of people we admire right now. The results were very similar (but I still can’t fly though).
It’s good to have these things written somewhere you can easily see even when your mood shifts.
You might see the good things, but still don’t feel good about yourself, and that’s ok too. ♥ Your feelings are valid, no matter how you might feel.
Do you see your good qualities easily or you need to think a bit more to recall them?