On Day 19, we express what we feel proud of having accomplished since starting the SEP. And the first thought I had was of... nothing. I couldn't immediately think of anything I've accomplished since starting the program. Next came a feeling in my belly - shame. I felt shame, and I associated it with the fact that nothing came to mind immediately to list among my accomplishments. Next I went over why I should feel that shame: I should have finished SEP by now (I've had periods where I didn't do my SEP work). The question suggests that everyone else who does the program has had some great breakthroughs and I'm the only one that hasn't... Blah blah blah, on with the negative train of thought. As I write my thoughts down they make no sense at all. And I get that's all a big story created from the fact that I couldn't immediately think of some "accomplishment". What is an accomplishment for me? In my mind it's a big thing: it's becoming a certified yoga instructor, achieving fluency in a language, getting married, a promotion. My mind does not immediately recognize something like, "I've been running for 3 miles 6 days a week" as an accomplishment, and that's kind of a big deal! It's not like I was doing that *before* starting SEP. How about, I'm 19 days through the SEP! That's an accomplishment. One accomplishment is the ability to sit back and take a look at the thought process that brings me to TMS symptoms. Instead of racing into a negative headspace, I have the space to look at a train of thought that's disempowering and take a step in a different, empowering direction.