This was just posted in my DBT group, and I had to share it here because it just opened my eyes to all the maladaptive coping skills that I have been employing over the past month. Namely: wishful thinking, minimization, passive withdrawal, denial, defiance. I say this isn’t hurting me but the truth is that yes, this is hurting me and I know it I just don’t want to admit it because I like the feeling. Maybe like is a strong word. I’m comforted by the feeling. It’s familiar.
I need to choose more skillful behaviour: finding acceptance, staying in the moment, getting enough sleep, eating nourishing food, set priorities, consider your values.
I’m going to stay stuck unless I get up and start walking out of this rut.