I am doing well on my journey right now. I had a 4 week stretch without one tension or migraine headache (had them daily for 8 years so this really is something!) Posted about this already but I started a new job and everything just went a bit mental, so many different pains and issues and headaches, flu etc. all at once. Anyway, I am REALLY noticing how down on myself I am. To an extreme level, I'm never happy with how I look, feel, behave, perform at work, the role I play in my relationship, all of it. Today I got myself into such a state over an event I am attending today and what I was going to wear, nothing looked right and I even went to buy something on my way here which stressed me out even more. I practice loving kindness meditations these days and I think I will keep doing even more of them, but for now, how do I approach this? Dealing with anger, sadness, jealousy and accepting/processing these emotions through somatic experiencing and journalling is a lot easier than the feeling of low self esteem. Is this just negative thinking? Or is it an emotion? Or just a personality trait? How do I address it? I can say I love and accept myself until I'm blue in the face, but it doesnt seem to improve... I feel like I'm really getting there, I'm not even scared of the symptoms a lot of the time anymore. But I do think being so hard on myself is the last piece of the puzzle.