You’re feeling crappy – not so crappy that you have to go to bed, but just off. You’ve been working all day. You’re tired. You just want to go home and hide in a book. But, you’ve made plans. You promised to be at your friend’s inauguration – or birthday party, or opening.
Then you find yourself in self-talk. It goes something like: “You know, there are thousands of people who are going to be there. Who am I anyway?. She won’t miss me.”
So you stay home. Next week when you see her, she seems distant. She says she understands but you can see in her face and gestures that she’s hurt.
What does that tell you? You have more impact than you ever imagined.
You count! Just like your friend does.
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Maryanne Nicholls is a Registered Psychotherapist. To find out more, gain access to her weekly newsletter, meditations and programmes, sign up at www.thejoyofliving.co .