This phrase came to mind as I was on the bus home.
I was self-blaming again, about not having done enough (for work).
I am usually my own harshest critic (used to be worse pre-recovery), and this is one of the times I indulge in judgemental behaviour toward myself.
Love me for me
I’m reminded that I’m the only one who can love me the way I want/need to be loved. I can’t place that expectation on others (and it’s also not another person’s job to!)
Since this is the case, I need to better learn to love myself.
I think I’m far from being my own ideal parent and someone who knows how to treat myself with loving kindness.
It’s a journey
It’s definitely a journey of self-discovery and learning to equip myself with these skills and tools.
I will watch out for the times I beat myself up and turn that around to be the nurturing voice that I should have toward myself.
Then again, in CoDA, we learn that we have a loving Higher Power.
So maybe I should learn to surrender and let my Higher Power love me, and teach me to love me?
Today’s words of affirmation:
I am willing to learn to love me as I am, to love myself for being me and no one else.
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