Putting things into perspective
The following exercise will help you differentiate between these two notions but they will be presented to you randomly. Your job is to carefully analyze every phrase or word and to then categorize them in the right column below.
|Feeling depressed||I am dealing with my trauma|
|I am over my pain
||I enjoy my life|
|I blame other people||I live in the past|
|Pessimistic||I need understanding|
|Courageous||I believe in myself|
|Dynamic||Out of energy|
|Weak||I cry more than I laugh|
|Positive||Succumbed by fear|
||I enjoy being with people|
|I live in the here and now
||I don’t only concentrate on my anger|
|I did nothing wrong||I am developing trust in others|
|I need sympathy
||I concentrate on my pain|
Now, make two separate columns named ‘Victim’ and ‘Winner’ respectively and place the above sentences and words in the right column. What do you see? Try answering the following questions:
- While you doing this exercise, do you mostly see yourself as a winner or a victim?
- If you could describe yourself at this given moment with the three most appropriate words or phrases what would they be?
- What three words would you use to describe yourself as a child growing up?
[quote_box_center]You will be surprised at the things you will daily discover about your character and at how others see you as well as at how you see yourself. The journey of self-discovery will continue. Till next time.[/quote_box_center]