First of all, I want to say a HUGE thank-you to the people who commented and emailed me after yesterday's post. Seems like I am definitely far from alone in feeling unworthy/undeserving.
I was thinking about this more last night, and wondering if it all goes in a circle- I know when I am not taking care of myself, it reinforces the feelings and thoughts that I don't deserve to be taken care of, and so the circle goes round and round.
My dad always used to say, "fake it till you make it" and I'm wondering if that might be worth a shot...
So, today I have decided to act "AS IF". As if I DO deserve to be kind to myself. I didn't have anything concrete planned, but I am going to go relax in Starbucks, relax in a bookstore and do some window shopping. No big deal, perhaps, but things I don't normally let myself do.
What nice thing are you going to do for yourself today?..(and if ED asks you why? The response: "because I'm worth it")
ten months old.
4 weeks ago