Morning Meds; 4 4 19
I’ve heard the phrase, habitual thoughts, but I have never thought of thought patterns in terms of addiction before.
If you can have a thought relapse, I think I experienced one.
My addictive pattern could be summed up by Linda Ronstadt’s song, Your No Good.
Any growing experience is generally good no matter the discomfort.
When you are unkind to someone you usually apologize to clear the air and preserve the friendship.
I realized that I needed to apologize to myself for the thoughts I directed toward myself.
I had never felt that I needed to do that before.
The thought came in the form of the question, “Have you apologized to yourself for talking to yourself that way?”
That’s how you treat someone you love.
I am beyond grateful.
The relapse helped me see growth.
So, I ask you, do you think you’re important enough and love yourself enough to apologize to yourself when you’ve had a day of unkind self-criticism?
Or fault finding?
Or I don’t measure up?
It’s a new thing for me and I plan to use when needed, hopefully not too often.
I thought it might be helpful to someone else.
Treat yourself like a loved one.