Do you put yourself down? Do you call yourself worthless? Do you tell yourself you can't do anything right?
Saying these types of things to yourself can destroy your self-esteem. If you say nasty derogatory things to yourself all day long, you begin to believe them.
Often, this type of self-talk begins when we are children. Adults in our lives begin it by making comments. Then you continue it by repeating the messages over and over.
Your self-talk can be changed any time. It takes effort, but it can be done.
- Become aware of how you talk to yourself. Notice when your inner critic becomes nasty.
- Stop and challenge the negative self-talk. Is it true? Do you really deserve the comments? What would you do if someone else spoke to you like that?
- Turn the negative messages around and replace them with positive ones.
What's your negative self-talk? How can you turn it around? Why not start today?