It’s not the end (of the world), if…

stop feeling hopeless - girlintherapy
Again, I’m facing my natural instinct to feel it’s all hopeless, everything is useless, I’m worthless…

It’s not the end (of the world), if…

  • someone hasn’t replied my email
  • I missed a deadline
  • I seem all over the place, and things are not being carried out as “planned”

Is doomsday upon me?

I used to be a master planner. I’m not sure where these skills have gone. Maybe I’m good at planning for stuff that isn’t my own, so there’s some kind of detachment(?)

I tend to think something is doomed when my expectations are not met, when I (very sketchily) planned something and it didn’t pan out – not yet at least.

Black & White thinking

It’s a common thread of black & white thinking, being hard on my self (lack of self love), thinking it’s “not ok” when things are actually ok, forgetting to take one step at a time while being very impatient for things to fall in place.

Melody Beattie said in The Language of Letting Go: “We don’t have to do recovery perfectly.”

I think it’s the same for most processes, at least at the beginning… It may start as a mess, but that’s ok. And amidst this “mess”, a path will be carved out, things get clearer and more orderly…

Trust the process, I guess.

Holding my horses; will learn to be patient, gentle and kind with myself.

Today’s affirmations

It’s OK

It’s not too late

Rome was not built in a day 

Progress not perfection

If you are feeling hopeless today, I hope this post will comfort you—because you clearly are not alone in this—and it can possibly encourage you to shake off any sense of hopelessness!!!

 

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17 comments

  1. consciousnessco profile image
    consciousnessco says:
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  3. influentialcontent profile image
    influentialcontent says:

    Nice one!

  4. sabinamontalto profile image
    sabinamontalto says:

    Babysteps…..

  5. girlintherapy profile image
    girlintherapy says:

    @pinkmiley2x_1984 @balanced_kait Thanks guys… I’m glad I could help in some way. Pls let me know if there’s any other way I can offer my support

  6. balanced_kait profile image
    balanced_kait says:

    same

  7. pinkmiley2x_1984 profile image
    pinkmiley2x_1984 says:

    Thanks for this post! I’m recently going through a rough time and upon seeing this post, it makes me feel better about it.

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    be_here_meow says:

    🙂

  9. codependent_free profile image
    codependent_free says:

    @girlintherapy yes, we do…..

  10. girlintherapy profile image
    girlintherapy says:

    @codependent_free I’m glad you can relate and that I could “help”! And somehow it’s nice to meet others going through the same thing I am… We all gotta support each other

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    girlintherapy says:

    @ekkarecovery Aww! Hello ^_^

  13. girlintherapy profile image
    girlintherapy says:

    @blessedbeads_ Thanks!

  14. foxyfoxy_kittykitty profile image
    foxyfoxy_kittykitty says:

    Beautiful

  15. ekkarecovery profile image
    ekkarecovery says:

    #recoveringperfectionist I’m one too!

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