Have you been overly critical of yourself lately? How and why have you done this? I realised that I have become self-critical lately, as I caught a virus and found it hard to do anything at all. I really missed being able to complete my whole to-do list, as I was able to do that most days for about a month or two… but recently I had a relapse of the severe fatigue. Another area where I become self-critical is when it comes to romantic relationships. I get into negative thinking patterns, like why would anyone want to date someone is is basically disabled? Who would want to date someone suffering depression and anxiety? I know those thoughts are toxic but it's hard not to honestly wonder sometimes. I also feel bad when I get attracted to the wrong people… who I know have poor character and would be a bad match for me in the long run. I've realised that sometimes I start feeling guilty or condemned for my depression and anxiety, which actually feeds into it and prolongs the problem. I found talking to one of my friends who suffers from Cyclothymia quite helpful, as it normalised the experience of depression and helped me to feel less worried about it.