Hey, y’all –
Do you ever take something someone says to you the wrong way?
I did, yesterday. I got all upset, supposedly over nothing. But it really bothered me, because I thought I was being criticized, and I took it personally.
I have a problem with that.
My therapist is working with me on that. I know I can be self-centered at times (sorry, I’m working on it), still thinking that everything revolves around me, and I do take things the wrong way, thinking that the simplest of comments, like say something about my work, is directed at me personally. Then I get upset about it.
So I got depressed yesterday, and wasn’t good for anything.
The thing is, and this is what I wanted to tell you. You have to separate the comment from your own self and your own personal feelings. To say nothing about the other person, who may or may not necessarily be sensitive to you and your feelings.
Sometimes people say things that aren’t meant to hurt our feelings but because we have bipolar disorder, we take them the wrong way, and/or we take them personally, when they were never meant that way. And we shouldn’t do this.
Like how I felt depressed yesterday over a stupid comment that wasn’t meant personally at all. So I wasted a perfectly good depression over nothing!
So the next time someone says something to you, take into consideration the source. Then take into consideration exactly what they are saying. They may not mean what you think they are meaning, and they are most likely not saying it to hurt your feelings at all!
Wishing you peace and stability,
Remember God loves you and so do I,