Sounds like there a an inner critic who gives no relief and doesn't celebrate victories
but also sounds like there's a part who delights in small things, enjoys the beauty of life... and a cup of tea.
Complex but simple animal. I am who I am. Not brought up in a very loving household so I genuinely don't need sympathy and a little bit of love goes a long way with me
Perfectionist with a harsh inner critic but it means I push my boundaries and limits so I keep on growing which is fine by me
Love is a core need. The inner critic is a manager that tries its best to keep us safe. It does push us outside of our comfort zones. 'Life begins where our comfort zones end.' But it's methods can suck. Self-Compassion goes a long way.
Aye I kinda try and grit my teeth and get through it, go easy on myself for feeling ***ty now, I'm extremely empathic so half the time what I'm feeling isn't even my own ***, it's exhausting
Hi Chris. People send hugs to express their support. If that isn't what you want what do you need instead?
You can turn on privacy mode if you want.
So this requires a bit of explaining on several different fronts
Firstly I have traits of bpd, so I'm using this to try and track my erratic mood swings and see if there are factors which contribute this
Secondly because of the stigma associated with people who have bpd/eupd I want to make it EXPLICITLY clear that I'm not doing this for attention, whether that aggravates or alleviates the stigma is another discussion
I use it for the same reason mate, turn on private mode and no one can see your updates but you. Hope you get what your after out of the app and good luck tracking your moods. 👍
Nah, I'm ok with people seeing my thoughts and commenting I'm just not ok with garnering sympathy when it's not needed, if people are doing it for their benefit and it makes them feel good then sure but I don't overly want or need it
Guess it taps into an inner core belief that love is limited which is quite funny as I identify as poly and think that love isn't limited... There's the splitting again 😂