Self-love and depression don't naturally go together because when you have depression, it’s hard to loveyourself.
I’m not okay. I’m not lovable. I’m not deserving. I’m not worthy. Healing depression through shadow work will teach you to notice these thoughts and voices in your head.
If you have difficulty saying no, override your needs to please others, or are bothered by someone who is demanding, controlling, criticizing, pushy, abusive, invasive, pleading, or even smothering you with kindness, it’s your responsibility to speak-up. To create boundaries through healing one needs to understand what co-dependence is
Honesty in addiction recovery is something we need to practice on a daily basis. We don’t just become honest with ourselves overnight.