When was the last time you told yourself you were overreacting to a situation? Maybe you felt like you were making a mountain out of a molehill, or felt guilty about how you reacted in a stressful situation?
If any of this sounds a bit too familiar to you, you could be a victim of self-gaslighting – and doing serious harm to your mental wellbeing.
“Self-gaslighting?” you may have heard of the term gaslighting in context of an abusive or manipulative relationship. Gaslighting is commonly used when a person questions the reality, thoughts, and feelings of another person – making them question their entire existence and beliefs, and therefore, losing their preconceived identities.
Well, guess what? It turns out that you could do that to yourself too.