My "shame gremlins" (what my therapist calls shameful thoughts) are having a field day today. "The house is a mess!" "Why are you in the couch? You should be doing something." "You're not trying hard enough." "You'll never be successful." And on and on and on.... I've struggled with shame a lot throughout my life. The disabling nature of this illness makes it much worse. I feel that I'm able to manage it most days by being mindful of my thoughts and reminding myself that they're just thoughts, not reality. I'm sick, not lazy. Sick! Not lazy. But some days those thoughts are SO FRIGGIN LOUD and I am overwhelmed with shame that I can't escape. How does everyone here deal with shame? What are your coping mechanisms? What does shame look like for you?