15Self-Care When Life Is Really Difficult

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

In Chapter 2 you will have read about the importance of self-acceptance; acknowledging and accepting your failings and foibles and not letting your shortcomings define you or undermine your worth and bring you down. What, though, if you're facing something more serious than having screwed up, made a mistake, or failed to achieve something?

Perhaps, for example, you recently lost something or someone you love: you've experienced a bereavement or a relationship breakup, or a close friend or family member has moved away. Maybe you have financial problems and you're worried about money. Perhaps you've lost your home ...

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