Self Pity is a Consequence

Had coffee with a new friend yesterday, he used to be my nurse in hospital. We talked about the notion I learned with a wife with a terminal degenerative illness ‘don’t treat patients (anybody) like they are broken’.
This becomes, don’t treat yourself like you are broken.
(Life must be easy, without discomfort or inconvenience.
http://www.rebtnetwork.org/library/musts.html)
Emotional Consequences
Low frustration tolerance
Self-pity
Depression
Discomfort anxiety
Behavioral Consequences
Procrastination
Shirking
Drug and alcohol abuse
Overindulgence in “feel good” behaviors (e.g., overeating)

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