We have all said things about ourselves we wouldn’t consider saying to our best friend. Mean things.
I think we can all agree that the very last person in the world we should be giving a hard time is ourselves. There will never be a time when this is a good idea. Never a time when this will propel you into the person you want to be. Never!
The problem is, we do this without thinking, without even knowing we are doing it. The only way to be aware of our self talk is to be mindful and catch ourselves in the very act of doing so. Chances are there is a mean word you use pretty often that you barely hear yourself say. Stop it!
The problem is your brain doesn’t know the difference between you calling yourself stupid, ugly, clumsy fat, lazy etc. and whoever or wherever that message came from in the first place. And even if it did, do you really want your brain spending anytime deciphering the truth?
The truth is that this world needs powerful, strong women leaders and thinkers. We are living breathing examples of that every day to our friends, daughters, mothers, partners, co workers and anyone we come into contact with. Don’t diminish yourself by telling yourself you are less than anyone.