How to get over your LC (loser complex)
Abv: LC - To suffer from a LC is to feel consumed by guilt, stupidity, inadequacies and most importantly shame following a big night out of over-indulgences...
"I woke up with the biggest Loser Complex (LC) this morning once I realised I..."
...OK so let's start by stating that some of us know about this affliction all too well! in fact I am surprised I didn't coin the phase myself! We all know what it is, and we all know how dreadful we feel during the LC phase.
Part of extraordinary living is about having a high level of awareness with regards to yourself, and accepting all the aspects of who you are, while being able to progress and strive for improvement. ...Yes even in - and through the LC moments.
Let's take a closer look at what is actually happening during the LC phase;
Right, so the above sounds very familiar - the average 'hangover', so what's the difference between a hangover and LC you might ask? The answers lay in your thought processes, behaviour and depressed levels of self-esteem that follow.
So you already feel like you have been hit by a bus physically, then slowly but surely the events of the night are pieced together. Usually not by your own recollection, due to high alcohol consumption and inebriation, but rather by various entries of information given by friends or others, or even via pictures and posts on face book etc...(cringe worthy stuff I tell you)
Let's now look at what is happening to you emotionally; As the urban dictionary states:
To suffer from a LC, is to feel consumed by guilt, stupidity, inadequacies and most importantly shame following a big night out of over-indulgences...
What this means, is that both your body and emotional state are at an all time low, and you are aware of it. So what can be done to counter act these intense emotions of self-loathing and shame?
Marie Joshua Jones
Psychological Counsellor & Well-being Practitioner.