About twelve years ago, for the first time in my whole life, I got help for my OCD. But to be honest with you, this post is not about my OCD. This post is about one thing that I did learned from my first shrink. I remember that way back then, I would get so mad at someone, that I would blackout and say things, that I couldn’t remember when asked a few minutes later. You see, the whole thing was, that when someone made me feel bad, I would put my feelings in a bottle and put that bottle away. In other words, I wasn’t standing up for myself when I had to. At the time, I didn’t know how as an adult, that approach was emotionally affecting me, since I’ve been doing it my entire life.
I remember my shrink telling me, that when someone made me feel bad in any way shape or form, for me to let the person know right away… but in a nice way. The whole thing was, that if I didn’t stop the person right there and then, in the future, they would continue their behavior towards me. So then, I would react the way that I was reacting towards that person. Being a shy person my entire life, it was hard for me at first, because I felt that I would hurt the other person’s feelings. But then I thought. What about my feelings? Don’t they count? What about how that person made me feel? My point is, that you have to stop being a little bitch and stand up for yourself. Don’t get me wrong, I am not telling you to be an asshole about it, just to let people know how they made you feel at that exact moment. Just don’t let it go, because it will continue to happen over and over again.
With that said! I am Audi 5000 y’all!