There are steps we can take to help us take things more slowly, learn how to say “No” confidently.
Do you spend it wisely on those you love, including yourself or do you measure it out it in meager doses? Do you squander time on meaningless things and find you don’t have enough time leftover to do what needs to get done?
Have you ever met or had a friend that was never happy?Have you had those people in your life, that even though they say they are your friends, or husbands, or wives, that say they love you, but always want to improve you?Are you one of those people? Do you catch yourself wanting to change others?
Self-defeating behaviors can make you doubt yourself when you risk success, when you try for something new. But even when you fail, you’ve learned what you need to do next time to succeed, you have tried and this lesson prepared you for success.
What can we, who suffer with these “invisible enemies” of the mind and soul such as bi-polar depression or fibromyalgia or any other illness that gives us pain every day do to overcome these self-defeating behaviors and thoughts? It’s not easy.