Tuesday, May 6, 2008
You may be familiar with the "ACA Characteristics". Here is some positive reinforcement in the form of "The ACA Affirmations". It's great to have a goal and some feedback to measure progress.
Check these out and see how far you've already come!
People in authority don’t frighten me anymore
I don’t need the approval of others in order to be ok
I’m not a victim any longer
I take care of my own wants and needs
I don’t need to rescue people anymore
I don’t judge myself harshly when things don’t turn out perfect. I try to learn from my mistakes
I know how to have fun
I’m a normal person
I’m not super responsible or super irresponsible, I’m balanced
I am able to have intimate relationships
I no longer isolate myself from others even when things are not going well
When someone disapproves of me I no longer need to change their mind
Angry people don’t frighten me
I don’t live on the edge taking risks all the time anymore
I stand up for myself rather than giving into the demands of others
I tell others about my feelings
I don’t lock myself into a course of action anymore
I don’t spend time cleaning up problems after others anymore
A big thanks to "R" for sharing this.
Check out the Orange County ACA website at: Orange County Adult Children