This little ad ditty always appealed to me – I wonder why? But it is so the truth for me. Sometimes I really feel like a nut, and, well, sometimes I don’t. I used to have this voice in my head that said “I hate my life.” Even when life was good, one bad thing happened, there was that family meme repeating itself. At some point I had to find a counter to it – something that made it more reasonable. That was the only way to get away from the disaster mentality. If I couldn’t stop my mind from saying it, I could sure create a response!
I don’t really hate my life, I just don’t like what happened and I don’t handle frustration very well.
I don’t hate my life, I just hate how I handled that situation and I want to figure out how to handle it better in the future.
I don’t hate my life, I hate how I overreact to setbacks that are just a part of life – it really wasn’t that big a deal. Every little setback isn’t a catastrophe!
I think it’s important to identify the times we feel like a nut and recognize overreactions, overgeneralizations, and catastrophization of life events. Bad stuff happens. Semi-bad stuff happens. Good stuff happens too.