Reminder that there is no group meeting at St Aidan's next Monday 15 December as we are off to our Christmas Social at The Bank House in Cheltenham. You can join us even if you've not ordered a meal as we have some folks coming along just for a drink. We will be back at St Aidan's in the New Year on 12th January 2015.
After this weeks meeting I have been thinking about how I can accept myself for who I am. I have probably said before that my thoughts have defined me. I wonder sometimes who I really am and who I want to be. Is it possible after all this time to find out? Observing my behaviour since I last went through a difficult period I can see changes in how I view the thoughts I have. I have also noticed that my attitude has changed, if I am faced with criticism. So even though I still have those same thoughts roaming around in my head I can put them to rest a bit quicker now. They have less of an influence over me. Coming along to the group meetings has helped as I am constantly reminded of how to deal positively with the challenges I face day by day. I am learning to recognise my emotions, which I may have been ignorant to in the past. I ask myself questions and acknowledge how I am feeling within myself. I find if I do this I can manage the situation I am in a little bit more. I was reminded of something I learned quite a while ago, Catch Challenge and Change. I think this is what I do every day now, without even thinking about it. Catching those negative thoughts, changing them into more positive ones and changing my attitude. Good advise I think.
Hope the coming week is kind to you all