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  • Writer's pictureAnna Osadchyy

SHAME: Part 2 - Unraveling Toxic Beliefs

Over the next 4 days, we will look at several practical steps that you can take on your path out of the shadows of shame.๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŒž

Day 1: Unraveling Toxic Beliefs ๐ŸŒฑ

๐Ÿ” Exercise: The Belief Mapping Technique

1๏ธโƒฃ Reflect & Write ๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ’ญ: Find a quiet corner, grab your journal, and dive deep. Reflect on those lingering negative beliefs that whisper tales of shame. ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ค Jot them all down. "It's shameful to want more," "Failure equals defeat," โ€œI should keep my head down and not seek attention,โ€ etc.

2๏ธโƒฃ Challenge & Rewrite โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ”„: Now, for each dark belief, shine a light with a counterstatement. Transform "It's shameful to want more" into "Seeking more is my right and pathway to growth," ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ›ค๏ธ "Failure is my teacher, guiding me to success," ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ก and so forth.

3๏ธโƒฃ Affirm Daily ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ’–: Pick one counterstatement each morning. Let this be your mantra of the day, echoing in your heart whenever doubt creeps in. ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ“ฃ

๐Ÿ‘€ By dissecting and challenging our internal narratives (which may or may not be wrong, and which may or may not be protecting us), we're not just questioning them; we're rewriting our stories towards self-love and acceptance. ๐Ÿ“–โค๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ

Tomorrow, we'll dive into shedding survival tactics and accepting our true selves. Ready to transform shame into empowerment? Let's do this together! ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ”ฅ


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