Today I want to talk about YOU specifically.
Can you identify and name a self-destructive pattern of yours? It can feel big or small. Maybe it's eating junk food several times a week. Maybe it's notoriously not getting enough sleep. Or working yourself too hard until your body gets sick. Or choosing to date macho men who end up not being very thoughtful or very nice.
Lest you think I am only pointing fingers outwards --- let me share about myself.
I have been in a very unhealthy, toxic relationship in the past. I would even go so far as to call it abusive.
Let me first clarify, and start by saying that once you get into an abusive relationship it is usually very hard to extricate yourself from it.
However, at the beginning there is a moment or period when you see the situation and actually decide to keep going with it. Of course, everyone's situation is different. But my general point is because of our (hurtful) childhood experiences (it can be specific one or a few) it leads us to this thought pattern where we decide that though we see this combination of factors that don't look that great, we still decide to go ahead with it anyways.
If you have questions or comments on this, you can always write me at shiuan at shiuan butler dot com or comment below. I'm always happy to hear any thoughts!
Meanwhile I will be sending out the journaling prompts on this Monday morning!