Do you use alcohol or drugs to numb your emotions or pain? this includes your prescription medications too
Do you cause physical harm and/or damage to yourself?
Do you talk to yourself in a negative, depreciating or demeaning way?
Have you withdrawn from your life isolating yourself? Do you avoid family and friends?
Do you lash out at others angrily because of your emotions and/or pain?
Do you blame others for what you see as the barriers and/or failures in your life?
Do you take care of your personal well-being...shower, get dressed and eat daily?
The above are a few examples of the negative pain behaviours we may exhibit in our lives. Do you notice anything about your life and behaviours in the list? Do you exhibit other behaviours that aren't listed? You know your life better than anyone else. Can you be honest with yourself?
We can only change what we are willing to acknowledge. Changing our own behaviours can be hard...but it can be done!