Sometimes we are our own worst enemies. We beat ourselves up. Often we have an internal dialogue that puts us down - that questions our abilities. I'm no good at anything. Everybody is better than me. I'm stupid. I don't deserve it.
At times we fall into the trap of generalising. I'm no good at anything. Bad things always happen to me. Nothing I do ever works.
Sometimes we catastrophise. We make mountains out of mole hills.We think the worst outcome is going to happen.
The worst thing is that these thoughts stop us from fulfilling our potential. We become frightened to take risks and try new things. The future can seem negative
Don't be bullied by your own thoughts.
Try being kind to yourself. Look at your good points. Assess your achievements and strengths realistically. Consider the opportunities that you have. Don't compare yourself to everybody else.
It isn't always easy. Sometimes we fall into the habit of being negative about ourselves. It takes practice to start being kind to yourself. Spend the next few days thinking of a new positive attribute about yourself each day.
And when you are tempted to put yourself down, challenge that negative thought with some positive thinking.
March went very quickly. One of the things I have enjoyed is bike riding 3 or 4 days a week. We go on the bike track by the lake and on the bike track from Towradgi to Bellambi.
Here are some random photos from the past few weeks, taken on our bike rides.
|Early morning at Lake Illawarra|
|My New Bike|
|Peter and I|
|The bikes in Peter's van.|
|Galahs feeding at Towradgi Beach|
|Bike path at Bellambi|
|Towradgi Beach late afternoon|
The Life Pod
Different ways of freezing food