Today, I read a blog post on True Image Coaching’s blog called “Stand up to your inner bully”, and I couldn’t agree more; Negative self-talk is cruel and ineffective. Putting yourself down doesn’t work, it undermines your confidence and makes you see yourself as less than the wonderful person you are. There are enough bullies in the world, don’t be your own. This negative self-talk is probably most common when we’re trying to lose weight. Nichole Kellerman calls this voice your inner Helga. The one who tries to convince you that you can’t do it. But it’s common enough in other areas as well to be a problem.

Why should we think about ourselves in negative terms? There’s really no point in that. Putting yourself down only makes you feel worse about yourself, and makes those around you miserable as well as you. So that’s why I say Stop it! Start turning things around. When you catch yourself thinking or saying something negative about yourself, try changing it to something positive. It’ll become a habit sooner than you think, and will make you feel a lot better about yourself and your life. It will also make everyone happier and help you reach your goals more easily.

What are some negative things you’ve thought or said about yourself?

Write them in a comment, and let that be the last time you ever use them.

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