Lies That I Tell Myself
- Nobody loves me.
- I’m a failure.
- I suck.
- I’m a horrible mother.
Those are just a sample of the lies I tell myself on a daily basis. I know they’re lies because
- I have a family who loves me.
- I have a successful freelancing business.
- I have tons of helpful friends.
- My kid is still alive.
But as illogical as it might sound, if you think on something long enough, it starts to feel true. I deal with loneliness, perfectionism, low self-esteem, and lack of confidence.
Often I have the tune of “Jesus Love Me” stuck in my head, but here are the words I hear:
Nobody loves me
This I know
Tells me so
Which is a blatant lie because my husband tells me he loves me every day.
I don’t know how to overcome these lies in my head. I don’t know how to focus on what is true. I don’t know how to not feel so alone in my mind and my heart.