Are You Giving Yourself A Hard Time?

Giving yourself a hard time is unhealthy

Self-criticism

Are you constantly criticizing yourself for every little time you do wrong, for example saying things to ourselves like….“I should have said this”… “Look I can’t even do this simple thing”… “Everyone thinks I’m stupid” etc, etc.

I put my hand up too. I know I’m guilty of this as well as everyone. Oftentimes I say things like “I wonder will anybody read this article.”

Or “maybe they will think it stinks” blah, blah, blah.

Think it over

But come to think of it. You had a best friend. And you talked to them like this how long would they stay with you? Or would they even want to be around you? But we do this everyday. And when you really think about you’ll never be able to escape from “you.”

No matter how far you run, so today give yourself a break!!

Our daily life

We often go through our day to day life being constantly stressed out and on edge. But when you think about it how much stress is actually coming from the outside.

And how much are you actually making yourself through negative thinking. And oftentimes letting your imagination run away with you? So, today treat yourself and give yourself a pep talk.

Try this

Try out this exercise on yourself when you have some quiet time to yourself. Put your left hand on your heart chakra. The point is in the middle of your chest.

Then slowly focus on your breathing as you do this. Imagine your breath coming in through your hand and into your chest. With every inhalation feel a wave of relaxation entering with it.

And as you breathe out feel the stress going out of your body back out through your hand. When you find yourself starting to relax, start to say some positive affirmations to yourself out loud.

Congratulate yourself for all that you’ve done that day and anything positive else you’d like to say.

If you find it a bit awkward to think of things to say to yourself. Then mentally step back and think of you as a small child or a friend you really like. Then imagine what nice things they’d like to hear you say to them and then say these to yourself.

You’ll definitely start to feel a lot better about yourself. Probably in the future you’ll catch yourself before you call yourself something nasty or start to pick on yourself!!

 

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