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Strategies to combat self-obsession?

Licorice

Well-Known Member
#1
One of the things I hate most about this state of mind is that it makes me selfish and self-obsessed. My mind circles round and round its favourite topic: my worthlessness. I distance myself from people and then when I have a spike I panic and reach out. I am a bad friend.
What strategies have people found to handle this cycle of self-obsession and self-hatred? I would love to forget about myself altogether.
 

Marilyn1962

Well-Known Member
#2
One of the things I hate most about this state of mind is that it makes me selfish and self-obsessed. My mind circles round and round its favourite topic: my worthlessness. I distance myself from people and then when I have a spike I panic and reach out. I am a bad friend.
What strategies have people found to handle this cycle of self-obsession and self-hatred? I would love to forget about myself altogether.
if you’re like me, I get incredibly angry at myself when I make mistakes, at work or anywhere. I am constantly critical. What helps me is writing my feelings down, one of the only things that keeps me calm. Once you’ve wrote it down, try and move on, distract yourself.
Easier said than done though
 

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