Victim Consciousness: 6 Ways to Overcome It

Are you a victim?

Chances are you have been victimized at least once in your life if not many times. None of us can really escape that. Some have had to endure extreme conditions or circumstances, and have been the victim of horrendous situations.

In my work I’ve talked to many people who’ve been severely abused, neglected, or who have been traumatized by great losses both personally and financially.

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Do You Perceive Yourself Accurately?

If you have ever sought out counseling, or been around people in the mental health field, you’ve likely heard of Cognitive Therapy. If not, no worries. It’s not necessary to know about it to grasp the subject of this blog.

In general, cognitive therapy focuses on people’s thoughts, and how thoughts and thought processes influence their emotions and sense of what’s real.

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Be Your Own Best Parent

Do you have a voice in your head that is overly critical? I know I do sometimes, and most of the clients I’ve seen over the years have also worked with this nagging, persistent voice that seems to find fault in almost any situation.

Self-criticism is really not a healthy habit, and has an overall destructive effect on your self-image and self esteem. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t observe yourself and make corrections in your behavior when needed.

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Clean Out Your Own Closet

If you watch your thoughts over a full day, which by the way I recommend highly, see if you can count the number of times your mind drifts automatically toward observing, evaluating, and/or criticizing someone else’s behavior.

If we’re really honest with ourselves, it happens many times everyday. Why? Because it’s the default habit of the ego to deflect away from itself and focus on someone else.

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Consistency is the Key!

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