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Do You Ever Talked Yourself Out Of Just Enjoying Life?

What I mean is do you find yourself making excuses for everything? You might talk yourself out going out with friends, becasue you think you might hurt yourself. Do you get very anxious about the way you look or welcome unwanted anxiety? Your just about ready to go out with frinds, but you convince yourself that your in too much pain. Why do we think about what could go wrong? We would like to hear from you. Diane (Team Member)

  1. I just got out of doing this exact thing! It took me a while, but I use to always talk myself out of doing things with my friends. I can be somewhat of a perfectionist, and if feel as though that I can't go about things the way I'd like too, then I shut down. From being able to take my time getting dress, from having an outfit I feel confident in, to worrying about what could happen once I get out. As you can see, I go through a whirled wind of thoughts and premeditated situations that most likely will not happen. But it took me to understand that I deserve to live a fulfilled life. That tomorrow is not promised. And that everything that I want to do is what contributes to who I am. So why would I give all of that up? And once I made the decision to live for me and no one else, I started to feel like my old self again. -Latoya (Team Member)

    1. Very well said!!! I love it. We have to live for us. Diane (Team Member)

  2. I honestly believe that we talk ourselves out of things because it is easier coping that way because we all have some form of trauma from when we were newly diagnosed or how people perceive us having psoriasis so the easiest way to deal with it is to make excuses to stay home. Vickie W., Team Member

    1. Hello , You are so right about that. We sure have had to go through so much on this journey. Over and over again. But that does make sense to make excuses not to be bothered with people. Diane (Team Member)

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