4 thoughts on “I Need to Start Being A Little More Selfish

  • February 18, 2013 at 8:58 am

    I started doing bikram yoga in a last ditch effort to alleviate anxiety and stress a few months ago, and it helps; plus I’m already stronger and more flexible — feeling physically better improves mood. The meditative aspect of yoga is a sister of the “mindfulness” of cognitive behavioral therapy, and the exhaustion and redirection of my unpleasant energy into maintaining my health dials my anxiety down to a level where I have stopped taking any anti-anxiety medication. Health insurance should cover such things!

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  • February 22, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Your symptoms sound like you might benefit from a 12step process called CoDependent’s anonymous. It teaches you how to do self care as opposed to focusing always on others. I wish you the best on your journey of self discovery.

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  • March 3, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    I was immediately captivated by your title, “…being a little more selfish” . I like that. However, I think others might take a dim view. I’ve never known selfishness to be a positive attribute. But I would be the last to judge. I’ve trained my two sons and my husband to expect me to pursue those things that relieve the internal pressure I contend with. They’ve been hugely supportive. Really and truly I’m certain they don’t consider me selfish. Rather, they know I am in survival mode. Isn’t that what it’s really all about?

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  • April 9, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    What a beautiful and sad story. Yes you DO need to be a little selfish. Some days it can be a full time job managing bipolar disorder. However, the consequences of not taking care of yourself consistently are far worse.

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