Do you ever feel sorry for yourself? Most of us do at one time or another. We may call it “having a pity party” or self-pity, but it’s something that prompts very different opinions. In today’s show, I’m giving you a little advice about why it’s OK to indulge in self-pity at times.
“Self-pity in its early stage is as snug as a feather mattress; only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.” –Maya Angelou
What you’ll hear in this episode:
When was the last time you felt sorry for yourself? After all, it’s a natural human response!
Sometimes we think that self-pity is bad and wrong in every way
Why self-pity is perfectly fine at times
If you say you never have self-pity, then you probably aren’t honest or even human
“The more you avoid something, the more energy you actually give to it.”
Why would you want to give an enormous amount of energy to something you don’t want?
Why it’s OK to admit that sometimes things just suck and you just feel sucky
Go to the pity party!
Show up for the appetizers and then leave
Own your self-pity and give yourself a time limit
My recent cancer scare and my anger that prompted a “pity party”
“Have I not been through enough?”
Why it’s OK to enjoy the “featherbed” for a little while and then go back home
Feeling guilty about feeling sorry for yourself just makes it worse
How to cope:
Have a glass of wine—just one!
Talk to a trusted friend
Howard Schultz said, “In life, you can blame a lot of people and you can wallow in self-pity, or you can pick yourself up and say, ‘Listen, I have to be responsible for myself’.”
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