"i Have Seen The Enemy, And It Is Me" PogoI have a battle every day. It's not with my kids, with my friends, my job or anyone else "out there". The battle I have every day is the internal battle I fight--the one I have with myself from the time I wake in the morning until I go to bed at night. It is tiring; it is boring; it is nonproductive. I am 62 years old; you'd think I would have learned to get along with myself by now--or at least come to some sort of truce. However, the battle goe on. I fight getting up and getting dressed. I fight going out to run errands.
When I talk about the arguments I have with myself to my therapist, she suggests that I am constantly having a battle between "the adult" and "the child" in me. I understand that's probably what is going on, but it takes a lot of effort to do what I need or want to do each day while this constant arguing is going on inside of me. I don't think I am the only one who battles these internal demons, those of you who are successfully doing battle with them, let me know what you do.