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Failure and Shame Spirals


Wow, Dallasjayde! That is amazing that you journalled every day of 2014. Truly, that is incredible! That takes a lot of work and dedication. Missing one day is inconsequential to the program and even to be expected. You are only human.
 
It sound to me like there are a few cognitive distortions in your thoughts in this post. Can you pin point any of them?
Ashley, Health Educator
Hello, 

I have written in my journal every day of 2014 so far and I was looking through some of my old entries and realized that I accidentally missed a day. I don't know why but I just started freaking out-internally- and spiraling into this pit of negativity. It has affected the rest of my day and my enjoyment in my day's activities and I don't know why it affected me so much or why it had any effect at all. I feel like such a failure at the one thing I thought I was accomplishing well this year and it was such a small mistake but it changed everything. I feel so disappointed in myself. I don't know... 

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