GEMO is my new thing

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a practical, short-term form of psychotherapy. It helps people to develop skills and strategies for becoming and staying healthy. CBT focuses on the here-and-now—on the problems that come up in day-to-day life. CBT helps people to examine how they make sense of what is happening around them and how these perceptions affect the way they feel.

I’ve been doing CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) for 2 and a half months now.  I can honestly say that it’s completely changed my life. I love the tools it’s giving me and that for the first time probably ever I’m feeling more confident and I can actually say I love myself and mean it. My therapist is amazing and we work very well together. There are sessions that I leave completely exhausted but at the same time I feel liberated. She gives me homework to complete and tasks to do and I love it! A couple of sessions in, she introduced me to “GEMO” … it stands for Good Enough Move On. And holy crap has it changed my life. I’ll write it on a sticky note and put it on my computer at work. I’ll say it over and over in my head until I believe it. I’ve been using it every day and it’s a constant work in process but it’s so rewarding. Looking back now, I can’t believe the ridiculously high standards I would have for myself. And how I was constantly setting myself up to fail. I never gave myself a chance to succeed and it completely sucked. And my anxiety thrives on my idea of being “perfect” but I’m starting to finally believe that nothing will ever be perfect. All I can do is try my best and that is enough!

GEMO… it has only begun to change my life.

I’ll be sharing more of my journey with CBT but for now this is good enough. ♥

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