In pain? Feeling sorry for yourself? We all do when hurt. However, hugging the hurt around you like a feather comforter keeps you stuck in the pain. Not good.
WHAT TO DO? TRY THESE TIPS
Emotional fitness tip one: Rate the hurt on a ten to one scale: Physically hurt or illness threatening death or a life of difficult to manage pain or disability is a ten. Bad.You are entitled to some moments of self pity, but be careful those moments do not erode the better moments.
A past pain even severe physical pain or emotional abuse rate a 5 or below. The longer ago, the lower the rating. Often self pity means holding on to past pains? Not at all helpful. Forgive or forget and go on.
Emotional fitness tip two: Replace “poor-me” self-talk with positive slogans. “Now matters most” or “Moving on” or “Alive and well”…
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