I wanted to post about how the Attitude Statements have helped me, and ask if anyone has any suggestions for more statements/affirmations in a similar vein to those found in the Attitudes handout.
I've found these affirmations helpful in calming me down before social situations. They help me not take the situation so dreadfully serious. In the handout, Dr. Richard lists a few examples, such as:
"If someone doesn’t like me, who cares? That’s their problem! I am a fine person and they’ve
totally misinterpreted who I am. It’s their problem and it’s their loss. If they’re such a bad
judge of character, I don’t want to know them anyway!"
"So I didn’t do a perfect job, so what? I did better than many other people do. I can only do my
best anyway – I can’t be perfect. Everyone can’t be my friend, and I wouldn’t want to be
friends with everyone anyway. So who cares? So what?"
I wonder if anyone here has created their own attitude affirmations that they find helpful, and would like to share them? Right now I'm at the point where I think my brain would not fully accept statements I myself create, so I'd appreciate it if anyone could share some of their own to give some input.