The victim mentality can be pretty beneficial in the short term and for instant gratification. A few benefits are:
Attention and validation.
You don’t have to take risks.
Don’t have to take the responsibility.
It makes you feel like you're right.
by just being aware of the benefits you can derive from victim thinking it becomes easier to say no to that whenever such thoughts start to creep up and to choose to take a different path.
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The benefits above can be quite addictive.
Be honest with yourself and get motivation to change by seeing how destructively this will affect your life over the next 12 months and over the next 3 or 5 years.
What is one small step we can take to move forward or out of this situation today?
Does someone on the planet have it worse than me right now?
Learn and take action.
What is one small step I can take to move forward or out of this situation today?
Ask yourself: How can I give value to one person in my life right now?
By doing so you’ll feel more powerful again. You’ll create more happiness for the other person and you’ll feel better about your day too.
You don’t have to forgive just because it is something you “should do”.
Release yourself from the agony and focus your limited time and energy on things that will make you happier.
...to counteract that ask yourself better questions.
Questions that will help you to feel better but also to learn so you can grow.
To take control of your mind do the following:
Your struggle: I have no money.
From a neutral observation: Everyone struggles with money from time to time.
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