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How to Let Yourself Off the Hook | Everyday Feminism


Self-care is an important part of life.  You are important, & deserve to be taken care of.

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How to Let Yourself Off the Hook — Everyday Feminism

There will come a point in time when you’re talking to a friend, or maybe at home in bed replaying the event that has you down, when the conversation with someone or yourself spirals out of control.

You dig yourself so deep in frustration and full out disgust with yourself that sooner or later, you’re listing off reasons to be disappointed in yourself in rapid succession.

But it doesn’t have to get to that point.

It’s at the moments when you start beating yourself up that you can choose to continue as you are until you’re even more exhausted and annoyed at yourself, oryou can simply look in the mirror and say, “So what?”

I needed this.  And the monkey.  My therapist & I were just talking about my inability to let things go yesterday.  I need to let go of my own perceived mistakes, as well as those of others.  I don’t know how that’s going to work, but I need to figure it out or I will never find any peace.


Author: despitemyself

A person in flux.

2 thoughts on “How to Let Yourself Off the Hook | Everyday Feminism

  1. If we didn’t make mistakes, we would not be human. We would be demons. Vanquish the demons by helping others when they are mistaken, and let yourself also be helped. Helping: Another human trait which would be useless without mistakes..

  2. I need to remember this too. I sometimes fall into that spiral and end up unable to cope. I just ran out of meds and won’t be able to get back in to see the dr til the 21st so, that spiral is out there, waiting to pounce. I need to keep this pinned on the wall of my mind.

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