What are your triggers? What circumstances bring you straight to shame?
Grab your journal or open a word document on your computer and write the following statement to yourself:
“I want to be perceived as ……”
Now write the following statement:
“What I DON’T want to be perceived as …..”
Examples of shame :
Body type, skin color, sexual orientation, class, religion
This exercise is a gentle way to recognize the power that these triggers have over you, and to understand that power. It’s a process and needs practice.
Share your experience with how these exercises worked for you in the comments of this post.