Is one of your limitations your lack of practice at seeing your strengths? Depression thrives on your ability to tell only the negative side of the story ...
From a very young age we learn to see our faults and the areas we could improve. We learn to compare ourselves to others: both those around us and those we find in the media. Because we "compare our insides to other people's outsides", it is always a false comparison.
Over the years we become well-practiced in seeing how we are less than, lacking, faulted, not enough.
We also become convinced that this is the truth, somehow a reality of our lives.
We also become convinced that of those around us, we are the only ones suffering from this lack.
What would happen if you began telling a different story? Not necessarily the positive version of everything you currently believe, but a neutral version ... the one without the judgment attached to it.
What would happen if you simply observed yourself in a balanced way?
By telling the full story (not just the negative one) you begin to allow a more balanced view of yourself to grow and evolve.
Looking for the good stuff as naturally and quickly as you look for your faults, you begin to tell a new story - one that helps you move forward into a lighter, more powerful life.
an additional way of increasing your ability to tell the full story is to make a positive argument against anything negative that your mind is trying to tell you. Try it. it works - especially when you are thinking negative thoughts about yourself, or about other people. sarah xx