This week for Therapy Thursday, I’m talking about how I am learning to forgive myself. As I mentioned last week, I am extremely hard on myself. I don’t give myself any credit for the good things that I do. So, I have been slowly going through events that come up when I am triggered and forgiving myself for not having the hindsight. I need to remember what I knew at the time and reassuring myself I did the right thing at that moment. I am learning to have empathy for myself. It’s not hard for me to empathize with others. I have never had any empathy for myself.
As I learned more and more about how I was molded to not take care of myself. Self-care is becoming a priority. Right now, my self-care is as simple as not doing something unless it’s something I want to do. There have been many times where I have put my mental welfare on the line to make others happy. For me, it’s simple I am going to be in bed by 11 pm if I am tired. I don’t force myself through pain or tiredness anymore. I am listening to myself for a change. It’s made a huge difference in how my days go, what I can handle and so much more. Until next time be weird and nerd out.