GPS for the Soul
You try to be a positive, grateful person, and you succeed sometimes. But just when you think you've got it all buttoned up, a thread unravels and you're suddenly standing in your emotional underwear.
Sometimes life is tough and you feel like the whole world is against you. At these points in time, it's easy to start feeling sorry for yourself. Once you start feeling sorry for yourself it can be hard to get yourself back into the driver's seat and moving forward with your life.
Mentally-strong people refuse to allow self-pity to sabotage their success. Instead, they use life's inevitable hardships as a way to grow stronger and become better. Here's how mentally-strong people avoid the self-pity trap.
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Q. My boyfriend got fired has been especially whinny and full of self-pity lately. Any advice? - Get off the pity pot, Atlanta