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Unread 08-30-2017, 07:18 AM   #21
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Unread 09-05-2017, 11:29 AM   #22
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Awesome thread Starry, I needed to read this today.

How were you compassionate with yourself today? I wasn't really until I read this.

What can you be gentler on yourself with? My expectations of myself in my volunteer role which I returned to after the summer break today.

What are your strengths? I have a lot of patience with others.

Why are you awesome? I try my best at everything I do.

How were you kind to yourself today? I am being kind to myself now by coming on PC and engaging with this thread.

How did you love yourself today? By resting when I needed it.

How can you make things easier for yourself today? By switching off from the challenges of today and finding a good movie to watch tonight.

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Awesome thread Starry, I needed to read this today.

How were you compassionate with yourself today? I wasn't really until I read this.

What can you be gentler on yourself with? My expectations of myself in my volunteer role which I returned to after the summer break today.

What are your strengths? I have a lot of patience with others.

Why are you awesome? I try my best at everything I do.

How were you kind to yourself today? I am being kind to myself now by coming on PC and engaging with this thread.

How did you love yourself today? By resting when I needed it.

How can you make things easier for yourself today? By switching off from the challenges of today and finding a good movie to watch tonight.

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Was I compassionate with myself today? Not really. I was fairly critical. It wasn't a terrible day, but I keep following this thread of negative talk every day, lately. I keep thinking about the idea of reasonable expectations, and how easy it is to unconsciously stray from them into unreasonable territory.

I go to bed feeling like I can make tomorrow wonderful, but when i can't follow through the next day, I'm frustrated. Maybe I need to dial it down, and expect an "adequate" day.

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I was paid two very sweet, very heartfelt compliments today. I wanted to refute them, but I kept quiet. Why must we be so unkind to ourselves? Why is my knee-jerk reaction to someone telling me I'm a good person, "No, you're wrong"? Why is it so hard to believe that it might be true?

I tell people they are good in spite of their faults all the time, and I believe every word I say. I need to somehow start believing it about my self...
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