self judgement


In my thought download, I was writing about something I was dreading. I tried to coach myself and tell myself I could either do the thing, or not do the thing. And my brain was telling me that with either choice, I would judge myself negatively…damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

This is a pattern in my life. I have so many negative judgements. I often do the “right” thing, but still castigate myself for it. It is not a pattern that serves me, but it is well worn and I keep coming back to it.

C choices
T damned if I do, damned if I don’t
F dejected
A buffer
R more negative self judgement

C choices
T Self compassion is an option
F Compassion
A take action and allow mistakes
R I am more likely to judge myself compassionately

-samantha