(This post is part of a Self-Doubt Monsters series: Meeting the Self-Doubt Monsters. After you’ve met them, you’ll know how to stop self-doubt attacks!)
Lavargh Monster is all about PRESSURE.
Pressure to be more, see more, please more.
(That’s him bubbling away, like a perfect volcano about to erupt. But, soon, because of him, you’ll be blublublublubbing. He’s a LavARGH monster – sometimes a LavWAAAAH monster.)
He’s worried that if you don’t achieve anything then you won’t be anything to anyone.
Well – that’s worrying.
You are something.
If others – and Lavargh Monster – don’t think so, that’s often because of their own problems their own monsters.
(Unless, of course, you have done something terrible, like putting toe-nails in caramel.)
You might think you can stop a Lavargh monster by doing things perfectly.
But even if you do, perfect can sometimes never be enough.
So take a deep breath. Release the pressure that is blubbing urgently.
In breath, out breath – puff. Puff gently on your Lavargh monster to cool him down.
Gradually, gradually gradually, he’ll ease up.
Keep those breaths so long and puffy that they’re like a fluffy puffy cloud of calm.
(This post is part of a series: Meeting the Self-Doubt Monsters. After you’ve met them, you’ll know how to stop self-doubt attacks! )