I find the book "Feeling Good" by David D Burns, MD, extremely helpful. I was dipping in today and came across the following, written by one of his clients.
Feeling worthless is a symptom of depression but just because you FEEL worthless does NOT mean that you are correct! If, dear Moodscoper, you are feeling worthless today, I hope that reading this helps you to realise that actually, you are eminently worthwhile!
"As long as I have something to contribute to the well-being of myself and others, I am not worthless.
As long as what I do can have a positive effect, I am not worthless.
As long as my being alive makes a difference to even one person, I am not worthless (and this one person can be me if necessary).
If giving love, understanding, companionship, encouragement, sociability, counsel, solace means anything, I am not worthless.
If I can respect my opinions, my intelligence, I am not worthless. If others also respect me, that is a bonus."
Can you add to this or make your own list? Put your list somewhere so that you read it every day.
Thinking of you, especially if you are suffering today and sending calm, healing, positive thoughts.
A Moodscope member.
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