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On Monday I shared with you the questions that I ask myself to motivate myself to journal.  I shared that I want to be someone who doesn’t avoid hard emotions.

I want to be very clear about one thing:  there is no shame in knowing yourself well enough to know that you’re not ready to face something.  The point is that you know there’s something you’re not facing and you know you’re not ready to face it.  You know.  This knowledge lets you ask and answer the important question of: “What do I need to be able to face it?”  Do I just need a good night’s sleep?  Do I need to see a clinician?  Maybe I need the support of my friends and family?  If so, how can I get what I need or who can I ask for support and how can I ask for?

What do you need that will help you face the tough stuff in life?

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