- Define 5 things you appreciate about yourself. Define "appreciate".
"Don't others see how much I'm hurting?" Can't they see I need help?" and "don't they care?". How many times have I uttered these very sentences. The issue is not whether others see or care, the issue is whether I see and care. The reason we point fingers at others, waiting for them to have compassion on us, is because we have not yet fully acknowledged or accepted our pain or taken responsibility for it. We have not reached the point of caring about ourselves and have taken the stance of a victim. It is our responsibility to have compassion for ourselves. In fact, that is the first step toward self-responsibility, self-care and change! The tool this week is:
- How has someone else defined you? How did or how could you redefine yourself?