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Does anyone else struggle with anxiety making them feel like a horrible person?

Does anyone else struggle with anxiety making them feel like a horrible person? I've noticed through talking with my therapist that anytime someone offers constructive criticism for instance or anytime my mom is even slightly irritated at me for some sort of behavior or something, it's like it overshadows everything else and all of a sudden I'm 100% awful and instead of it being this small thing my mom's talking to me about, it becomes this huge deal in my head like I'm just an all around bad person. I snap out of it eventually, but it takes a while and in that time I just feel worthless. I don't know if I can explain it better than that. I'm aware of it, but I also don't know how to prevent it.
Category: Anxiety 5 years ago
DLE
Asked 5 years ago

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Most of the time, the real reason why anxiety is settling in it is because you blame yourself for your behaviour. You have to learn to forgive yourself and realise that many people are making mistakes, but only a few smart ones feel guilty about it. Also you have to understand that anxiety and depression is not a conscious thing, it is very irrational, so you need to learn from your mistakes or just forgive yourself. You can try take someone around you as an example for your behaviour to change, someone you admire now or in the past, preferably someone you know close.
justme
Answered 5 years ago
justme

I just want to let you know that I had the same conversation with my therapist today. You are definitely not alone.
Rose20
Answered 5 years ago
Rose20

Thank you both. Accepting that mistakes are okay is definitely something I struggle with. And thank you Rose20, you have no idea (although you probably do) how much better that made me feel when I read your comment. It's a little easier to deal with when you know you aren't crazy or alone.
DLE
Answered 5 years ago
DLE

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