Great article! I agree with others that these types of behaviors are difficult, especially if you suffer from physical and/or mental illness. I want to work on these skills so I turned them into "dos" instead of "don'ts". I chose the specific points that I want to emphasize for each item.

• Feeling sorry for myself is a choice
• Take back my power
• Embrace change
• Practice acceptance
• Be authentic
• Take calculated risks
• Focus on the present and plan for the future
• Learn from my mistakes
• Admire other’s success
• If at first I don’t succeed…
• Make the most of alone time
• The universe doesn’t owe me anything
• True change takes time and hard work

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