Usually when I feel bad about something – depressed about a certain situation or whatever – then I also feel bad about feeling bad. You know what I mean? Being happy is considered such an ideal and being upset is considered so negative and even unhealthy that one is made to feel bad about feeling bad! Like it’s irresponsible or something.
But then what happens is that not only do I feel bad but I also feel bad about feeling bad. It’s like I don’t think it’s legitimate to feel upset, down, depressed, angry…
Enough!!!!!!!!!!! I wonder how my life would be if for a week (or a day or an hour) I decided to just be upset when I’m upset. Let myself feel upset in whatever way I’m feeling bad and not feel bad about it.
Do you do the same thing to yourself?
P.S. Yes, I even bring it up to the next wonderful level of feeling bad about feeling bad about feeling bad. : )