Why Worry Is a Choice
I stood up for myself, I spoke my mind.
I felt strong.
I had a moment of being real with someone.
I dealt with a panicky moment.
I started to feel anxious but it didn't progress.
I felt optimistic about myself.
I had hope for the future.
I felt some peace and calm.
I survived a difficult situation.
I appreciated myself; I congratulated myself.
I felt worthy; my esteem was high.
I didn't fall into my usual reaction.
I had a bright idea.
The world seemed like a safe place to be.
I felt accepted.
I didn't cling to anyone or use them as a crutch.
I faced a difficult choice.
I didn't stand up for myself; I wanted to speak my mind but didn't.
I felt weakness.
I didn't get real with anyone.
I suffered through one or more panic attacks.
I had a lot of low-level anxiety that didn't go away.
I felt pessimistic about myself.
The future looked hopeless.
I felt no peace and calm.
I caved in to a difficult situation.
I criticized myself and fell into self-judgment.
I felt unworthy; my esteem was low.
I related to people who made me feel bad about myself.
I gave in to someone else's negative views.
I didn't feel safe.
I felt rejected.
I was clingy.
I procrastinated and put off a difficult choice.
I wanted someone to rescue me.
I kept wishing that things would get better on their own.
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