Ten negative thoughts, ten rebuttals

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I have always been immensely, cruelly tough on myself. Not in a cute Sad Girl way. And certainly not in an ambitious, I-just-know-I’m-destined-for-success kind of way either. Think more irrational, messy, anxiety-fueled.

I begin almost every single day filled with dread. I chip away at it gradually, hour by hour — through distractions, bouts of productivity, a hint of exercise and quality time with…