In fairness, it isn’t just during therapy, but that is when I first thought about it. In reality, it seems like this week whenever I try to explain myself and I say something out loud for the first time I realize that it sounds ridiculous.
Part of this is my impostor syndrome acting up and trying to convince me that whatever I have to say is ridiculous. Part of it is that saying it out loud seems to help me process it differently. More importantly though, saying it aloud helps me to realize that these thoughts are often just the lies of my mental illnesses trying to rear their ugly heads.
And this shouldn’t be a surprise to me. When I write things down it has a similar impact. It is the act of viewing these thoughts in a different way, which in turn allows you a better chance to see the lies of your mental illness for what they are.
And honestly, it can be freeing to have this ridiculous realization while in a therapists office so that they can validate just how ridiculous those thoughts are and, more importantly, they can give you the tools to help push those lies away.
But I am curious if this happens to any one else. If you feel so inclined, please feel free to leave a comment in the chat about how often something similar happens to you. And if not, no worries. Thanks for stopping by and letting me share these thoughts.