Are you hiding behind your shame and staying at home so you don’t have to face that inner critic that comes out when you are socializing?
Do you avoid having people over because of the intense shame you feel about the state of your home?
Shame shows up in many ways and is a direct result of childhood and life experiences. It’s an emotion that comes up automatically when you’ve experienced trauma. The intensity, how long it lasts, and your ability to transform it depend on many factors. Because it’s such a big topic, I’ll be writing about it for the next few months.