SECRET REGRET OF THE DAY: March 22, 2017

My biggest regret is not being strong enough. I’ve let my friends​, co-workers and family walk over me,use me and expect me to handle and hide everything. From drinking to drugs to unfairness to being the lucky winner who gets all the shit, I’ve had to deal and keep it all to myself. I never stood up for myself…

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One thought on “SECRET REGRET OF THE DAY: March 22, 2017

  1. I hear you. Many of us have walked a similar path. Do not be too harsh on yourself. One of the downsides of being a nice, accommodating person is that you allow others to take advantage of your good nature and, as you say, walk all over you.

    Most of us want to be loved, accepted and be seen as capable. When you are so busy looking after others, you can forget your own needs and your self-worth may become miserably undervalued.

    I found that once I started to say ‘No’ occasionally, the tide turned. I became stronger and others became more respectful of me.

    If you are self-medicating with alcohol and other substances, please stop to think; what advice would you give to a friend who was living your life? You are double punishing yourself: a life you don’t want and medicating to erase the reality of it.

    I send you a hug and advise you to listen to your instinct. I would bet you pounds to pennies it is telling you to stand up straight, dust off and hold your head high. Take one day at a time and focus on YOU. All the best. You can do it!

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