Why do we berate ourselves after something goes wrong?
Really, if you think about it, this behavior is totally counterintuitive. You're already hurting and so…you pile on?
Obviously, this is learned behavior.
Remember those childhood 'How could you's'? And how about that 'This is for your own good'?
We inhale these words without understanding the long term impact, and years later use them on ourselves!
Anger is a natural human emotion - turning it inward is not!
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas…
CHECK IT OUT!
The next time you feel down try this:
1) Ask yourself if something specific happened that you're upset about?
2) Objectively describe what actually happened.
3) How did you feel?
4) Did you let yourself feel angry?
5) How did you deal with your anger?