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Start paying attention to what I tell yourself. Develop a more balanced view of yourself and the situations you're involved in.
Challenge the negative thoughts by asking yourself what evidence you have to support them. This helps you reality-test the nature of your thinking.
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Take for example gardening. It is a form of offering and receiving uncomplicated love: you love the plant, and then the plant grows beautifully, which is how you receive love back.
Different days and different circumstances call for different coping strategies.
Think about what are you so bothered by the day. Was there any particular trigger? Have you tried solve that issue? Once you have done that problem-solving, can you aknowledge that any further angst is just your mind staying stuck?
Look at the treetops and the clouds. Look around and enjoy the newness of what you see. Try looking down at your shoes and saying, “I feel great,” then looking up at the ceiling or the clouds and saying the same. You’ll notice that one is flat and one has a little more energy.
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