Sunday, March 3, 2013

Gratitude for 3-3-2013 and Accepting Our Darkest Parts of Ourselves

"Today I am grateful for the ability we have to recognize and accept our short comings and that by facing and accepting those short comings, they lose their power over us. We can change then that behaviour and implement better and healthier behaviour".

If something is bothering me, I do best if I sit down and journal it out. That way, I get a good and solid look at how I feel about that aspect of myself and I can decide how I want to progress. More often than not, I talk to my therapist, Sandy McIntosh, about it. The more I stuff my feelings and try to act like they don't bother me, the worse it gets for me. I just feel miserable. No matter how small or how big I feel that behaviour is, once I face it and accept it as part of my personal reality, it deflates. It loses it's power over me.

 Facing it is my biggest weapon about getting a handle on that behaviour and getting it switched. I get to take a hard look at it square in the face and say:

You don't scare me anymore. I am bigger than you are!! I have better coping skills now and I don't want to be that way any more.

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