Do you ever find yourself (or your teen) stuck in the woes of self-pity?
“Self-pity gets you nowhere. Adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities…”
I love that line so much. I’ve had my fair share of self-pity in my life, and it’s not a place where I enjoy sitting.
I like the spin to take one’s life as an interesting game, making the most of it, our very best.
If you find yourself sitting in self-pity, or you see your teenager in that space, make a list of ways to try to pull out of it.
One of my all-time favorite ways to “forget myself“ is to serve others. Service is a healing balm to the broken heart.
There are ways we can help our teens see their intrinsic worth, and therefore have more confidence in themselves.
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👉How have you been served recently? If you experience feeling self-pity, and how did you pull out of it?
Here was the response by our community:
- “Sometimes self pity for me comes in the form of perfectionism. I have to remind myself that no one is perfect and progress is greater than perfection. Service also helps!”
- “I’m thinking the idea of undertaking life as a game would really resonate with teens! Self-pity about being a teen during a pandemic seems pretty understandable, so I’m loving the way this is re-framing the loss of memories and fun into a challenge to find adventure!”
Are you interested in more ways to connect with your teens? Check out:
- Teens & Eating Disorders (free downloads)
- 10 Random Acts of Kindness for Teens
- Sibling Revelry (free download)
- Activities for Teens (free download)
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