Historically, I've been quick to look at my failures instead of acknowledging my successes. For me, my ADHD has had me fall down a lot, and I sometimes (ok - often) forget that I've gotten back up more times I've tumbled over.
I also find it difficult accepting others' acknowledgements of the things I've achieved because my beliefs and feelings around personal success and failure used to be rooted in binary thinking. Even though it's getting easier now, it's still difficult for me to look for wins in challenging situations, and sometimes it's still challenging to count a "good" day as a win vs. thinking it was a fluke.
If you've ever felt the same way, then I invite you to join me for a challenge I'm proposing for June: from May 27 until June 30, 2022 - - I am going to journal and list three wins I've had every single day. My hope from trying this experiment is to rewire - however slow it may be - my cognitive distortions about my own wins and failures, and hopefully make it easier for me to acknowledge the little wins that happen every day.
This exercise was inspired by one of the exercises we do in ADHD reWired's Coaching & Accountability Groups at CoachingreWired.com!
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