Today’s post is about labelling your BDD thoughts when they pop into your head. For example, you might be getting ready for the day by putting on your make up then suddenly have a thought come into your head telling you that you look disgusting. Or when you are having a pretty good day (e.g. not overly stressing about your looks) and all of a sudden you have a thought that you’re not good enough. That is not you, it’s your BDD!
I think it is really important that we learn to label our BDD thoughts. The reason why it is so important is because it could help you to not spiral into depressed mode – and who wants to be there?! A person who does not have BDD would not be having a good day then out of the blue tell themselves that they are nothing and are completely ugly and shouldn’t even be happy! Do you see my point???
Today I want you to label your BDD thoughts. When a horrible thought about yourself comes into your mind, remind yourself that it’s the BDD talking, not you!
I hope this was helpful – I learned about this in the BDD support group that I attend and I have never forgotten it. I would be lying if I said that every time I have a horrible thought about myself that I believe it is my BDD, but that is the effect that BDD has!
See you in my next post!