‘I wake up filled with dread for the day ahead. And why should I get out of bed? The anxiety buzzes louder as the hours tick by, increasing the risk that something will go wrong, and if it does (because it always does), I will be the one to blame. No matter the day, the fault lies with me.’
I hear these words all too many times. An excessive sense of self-blame leaves people paralysed with fear. They assume things will go wrong, and so they avoid life more and more, because they cannot face the prospect of bearing the weight of responsibility.
Avoidance and isolation can only makes things worse. If you feel that you suffer from a sense of excessive self-blame, take a moment to consider these thoughts
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