- When trying to several of my jeans and finding them to be too tight, I reminded myself that they had recently shrunk in a friend's dryer due to the heat being too high. I also found out that I am not the only person this has happened to.
- When talking to Rob he seemed distant and short. I was able to remind myself of several factors contributing to his aloof demeanor.
Past: I would have instantly blamed myself, or assumed he was mad/annoyed at me,
- During group we talked about radical acceptance. Radical acceptance is acknowledging that things are as they are in that moment. It doesn't necessarily mean agreeing with the situation, but rather knowing that life isn't always perfect and order to change our reality we must first accept it.
- I went dancing on Monday and saw someone I had not seen in a while, and was thrown a bit off guard. I remained calm and used the skills I learned that week to get through.
While these may seem minuscule in the grand scheme of things, it is the little victories that eventually add up to noticeable changes and progress. Running a mile is something to be proud of, but much more impressive when it's revealed that that mile is actually part of ten. I know I still have a lot of progress to make and that I am more than likely going to stumble many times, but if I continue to work on my self validation then improvement will come much quicker and easier for me.