Why do so many folks with Neurodivergence downplay their successes but emphasize mistakes?
One reason is the interplay of emotion and all-or-nothing thinking.
When you experience anxiety and/or depression as your primary feeling, you may come to believe you ALWAYS feel that way.
If feelings are an ALWAYS instead of a SOMETIMES, then you want successes to provide happiness that lasts. You want to feel happy ALWAYS not SOMETIMES.
We know emotions are temporary, but the above thinking makes it difficult to see this.
The good news is there’s a way to break free of this pattern, for you and your child.
To learn even your anxiety or depression is temporary.
That even temporary happiness can be worthwhile.
I began teaching the women in my Inner Circle how to make this shift this morning.