If you are feeling low, it is easy to get caught in a vicious cycle: You feel low, so you criticise yourself. Criticising yourself only makes you feel worse, so you attempt to do things to make yourself feel better. If you don’t succeed, you end up criticising yourself again, and feeling even worse. Then it is even harder to break free of the cycle.
Try to break free by accepting yourself for what you are. Once you adopt a more accepting self-talk, you can start to see the way to working out what help you may need. And you can start to accept the help that is on offer.
Chris Warren-Dickins LPC
Psychotherapist in Ridgewood, Bergen County, New Jersey
T: (201) 779-6917 E: firstname.lastname@example.org