Let’s reflect on this, why do we get hurt with certain things? Well, we get hurt depending on our perspective of the situation. The main point here is that we transform how we think about the situation. Let’s explore some scenarios in which we might feel hurt, when others are involved:
- Someone did or said something that goes against what we believe
- We have an unmet need for self-love
We also have certain things that hurt us the most that don’t involve another individual:
- Ignoring major issues
- Being too hard on ourselves
- Being hard on others
- Pouring from an empty cup
The moment we realize something is bothering us, let’s pause, reflect, and act with compassion.
If you or anyone you know may be in need of someone to talk to and live in the Chicagoland area, feel free to call Olive Branch Counseling Associates at (708) 633-8000 and speak to a professional.
Yadira, Graduate Intern