I’m really bad about being hard on myself - way harder than I am on friends or acquaintances, and, if I’m being really honest, way harder than anyone deserves. Does anyone have suggestions on breaking that self-shame spiral after doing something that is … hmmm … let’s say medium-stupid?
I mean things like: dropping and breaking an expensive object, forgetting about a check and getting overdraft charges, getting a ticket at a known speed trap, forgetting the name of a Big Cheese at your job, losing your car keys, sitting on your own glasses, etc. Stuff where, on the one hand, yes that was a boneheaded move but on the other hand, nobody died and occasionally shit happens.
ARGH! One of the above items on that list is on my mind today and I am so royally pissed at myself for being boneheaded PLUS thoroughly irritated with myself because I’m aware on some level that I’m being too hard on myself. The two just feed into each other and I need to STOPPPIT!
- pant * * wheeze * * pant *
Any suggestions or advice for just getting out of my own head when shit like this happens?