It has been roughly two months since the breakup and despite the occasional tirade of delusional thoughts, I have developed a great sense of knowing when my depression thought strike and I have adapted ways on dismissing them.
While in the shower I will start a conversation out loud with myself and focus on self love and self acceptance.
“Hey Mark, Good Morning! You look great today, and confident. Don’t forget to smile bright today. Work hard today because you can.”
“Keep your why handy and pull it out when you feel weak or that you’re losing a grip on life. Remember, just because a food is there doesn’t mean that you have to eat it.”
“Remember Mark, you need to be strong today and be a warrior today. You are a smart and talented individual and people are drawn to you because you demonstrate love and acceptance daily.”
Now, I don’t have this verbatim. But you get the idea. Do it in the shower. Or stand in front of the mirror when you’re brushing your teeth and just talk to yourself. Don’t be shy. It’s perfectly OK to praise YOU.
It’s one change that I’ve implemented since I started to believe in my CBT and it really helps me throughout the day remember why I’m here. Why I’m 16 months sober, and why I want to look good naked.
I’m fucking worth it dammit. My life depends on it, and my job is to BE AMAZING at it!
P.S. You’re down 30 pounds! Way to Go Buddy! #MEFIRST