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Today I started to rag on myself for not getting started on my laundry early in the morning. I was annoyed that it was raining b.c I needed to go to the laundry room. & had anxiety that I had wasted so much time. In reality I had showered, cooked/ate breakfast, cleaned my apartment, made phone calls, all before 10 am. I also have a sinus infection. I need to realize these simple accomplishments. B.c I am always ragging on myself and it effects my mental health. People don't view me as confident at work. It effects my whole day.

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Dear Movingforwardnow, you are so right to realize how much you have accomplished and give yourself a credit instead of being upset with yourself.

And i have to tell you something else: if you don't accomplish so much and take some break...and do something later, it is ok as well. Don't be too hard on yourself. I am trying to convince both of us(me and you) here.

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in reply to morenews

Thank you! Haha yes I always feel bad when I am resting in between activities. You are right we do need breaks and need to take care of ourselves!

What great insight you have. I do the same thing to myself. I focus on what I did not get done instead of what I accomplished. Last night I was beating myself because I had not vacuumed. But I had done a long list of other things.

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in reply to AZ1970

Yes it's kind of funny the things that we beat ourselves up about. That we prob won't even think about the next day. Or it all ends up working out!

I’m guilty of the same. I spent much needed time with a friend today and I now feel anxious for not cleaning kitchen, picking up living room, and organizing little piles of junk my kids and boyfriend leave all over the house. I have no motivation to clean now that I’m home after a much needed day socializing with my friend. Getting out was a great accomplishment for me.

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in reply to hunter4ransom

Yes a couple hrs with friends really makes a difference. I always feel recharged after spending time with friends. Social anxiety & depression has me pushing back hanging out with friends.

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