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    Gizelle
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    Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:19 am

    Re: What would you tell your younger self?

    Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:59 am

    Gizele :D
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    MrsMac72
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    Joined: Sun May 30, 2021 10:25 am

    Re: What would you tell your younger self?

    Sun May 30, 2021 10:43 am

    That you are worthy and important and loved. Take care of your body. Respect it. Love it. Appreciate it. Don’t be so hard on yourself. I am still like this and I am almost fifty. It’s painful, I feel pathetic so I don’t tell anyone anything anymore about the way I feel. It’s a burden.
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    ScorpionPW
    Peer Worker
    Posts: 153
    Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:06 am

    Re: What would you tell your younger self?

    Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:32 pm

    Thank you for sharing this @MrsMac72.

    I can relate big time! I remember for so long, I was so hard on myself and was so good at getting the whip out. Walking through life always seeing something I thought I was doing wrong or only being able to focus on what I should have done differently. I would always feeling shame and this way of thinking would affirm all of the negative self believe I had.

    It wasn't until I was in recovery and I was able to learn how to line my behaviour up with my values that my sense of self and my self esteem started to shift. It still takes practice and somedays are better than others, but most of the time I can be kind to myself and not be so critical of myself.

    I really believe that if nothing changes nothing changes and it takes a lot of consistent effort to shift this stuff.

    Have you found anything that helps you not be so hard on yourself and is there anything you are doing to be kind to yourself at the moment?
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