Beating Ourselves Up

We all do it, to some extent. Sometimes it’s just reflexive in response to something that’s gone wrong we feel responsible for and it passes; sometimes it’s protracted punishment because we conclude that leaving ourselves bruised and battered are our just deserts.

Doing this not only hurts our head, knuckles and any other vulnerable body parts, it also serves as a worthless distraction from the task at hand.

Mostly, it stops forward motion in its tracks.

Probably better to learn all we can as quickly as we can from what went awry, because after all, what we’re pursuing or wanting to accomplish is still out there. Waiting for us to recover from our self-inflicted wounds.

Joseph Wegmann, R.Ph., LCSW is a licensed clinical pharmacist and a clinical social worker with more than thirty years of experience in the field of psychopharmacology. His diverse professional background in psychopharmacology and counseling affords him a unique perspective on medication management issues. In addition to consulting with numerous psychiatric facilities, he has presented psychopharmacology seminars to thousands of clinicians in 46 states.

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