Q1: What does being “a friend to yourself” mean?
- Acting on that self-awareness
- Grieving who I wished I was
- Valuing Me
Q2: What helps?
- Knowing where emotions and behaviors come from
- No self-injury or aggression to others
- Knowing God
- Support from outside of Me
- Personal check-points in place to offensively guard again self-sabotage
Q3: What doesn’t help?
- Untreated or treatment resistant brain illness
- misdirected efforts to feel empowered (such as, preoccupied thoughts = control)
Q4: What helps despite this?
- Realism/Without catastrophizing
- Remembering what your self-care has done
Q5: What is the relationship between biology and choice when it comes to understanding where emotions and behaviors come from?
- Biological template determines function
- Choice is there for using that template
- Finding What Perfectionism Can Offer Our Self-Care – In Summary (friendtoyourself.com)
- Loving Me without ambivalence – Perfectionism v. Passive Surrender (friendtoyourself.com)
- Focusing on relationships (boston.com)
- Forgiveness (fellowshipofthehigherpower.wordpress.com)
- Are Your Emotions Contagious? (psychologytoday.com)