I AM NOT A PSYCHIATRIST OR THERAPIST the below renderings is what I have found that has helped me out in the past, I hope it benefits you. Stay on your medications, see your therapist or support group, and stay in contact with your doctor, and above all pray.
Love and approval are our basic needs, too.
You are unique. Even identical children have their own independent fingerprints. God created us; mankind, in his image. God gave us the rights to love and acceptance, respect, forgiveness, and approval.
You are capable. A newborn comes into the world, and its whole life is changed. The source of nourishment, diapering needs, warmth or coolness of body. It makes it mind up if it can trust it’s caretakers to fulfill the basics of needs. Love is a learned behavior.
You survived! And not only did you survive you are flourished. You are a capable, independent person of attributes. You possess a gamut of emotions from happiness to sadness, a disappointment to acceptance, love to despise. You seek approval from others, from GOD, and from yourself at the most basic level of needs.
You are respected. At some point in life, you have earned respect from yourself and others. Respect is a sense of well-being in your world. Respect is innate that God created you to be perfected through Christ and it is good.
Your self-image is positive or negative, rarely neutral. A positive outlook tells itself that it is liked, loved, respected, appreciated, forgiven. An adverse or negative outlook tells itself that it is unlovable, disrespected, demoralized, or not worthy of forgiveness. A healthy person will fluctuate in our self-image based upon external factors that we internalize as to be a positive or a negative condition. How we view ourselves influences our success or failures as individuals.
I have two beautiful young women as daughters. The elder has a blended family of four daughter’s. The younger has two sons. We are deeply blessed to have them as part of our family. Robert, my husband and dog Summer complete out family dynamics.
I believe that one needs dreams or goals set before them to guide them through the rough patches in life.
Higher Education in the form of college or trade schools should be the launching pad of life, to discover who one is. No one in modern times says life without a trade is Hard, but they will say that it was worth the challenge.
12/16/2019 Kat Challis