You deserve better treatment.
Why do you say things to yourself that you would never say to anyone else?
We all do it.
Why do you do this? Do you know?
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You don’t give yourself enough credit. Being humble is good, but you could be de-valuing yourself. In fact, you teach other people how to treat you by the way you speak to yourself.
And even if you don’t say it aloud… it shows.
How You Talk To Yourself Shows
Know how I started crushing those negative thoughts??? I didn’t realize how much I was putting myself down. My husband told me quite boldly.
I said some random mean thing about myself under my breath…again. I could usually pull it off like, “Oh, I was totally joking.” But all that time, inside I knew I wasn’t.
One time my husband stopped and my very calm & loving husband looked me straight in the eye and spoke with powerful conviction. He said, “Amy, I would never let anyone talk about you, my wife, the woman I love, like that. I will not listen to you talk about you like that again.”
I was stunned. And so ashamed. I knew I had to fix this.
Negative Thoughts are Junior High Mean Girls
Those mean thoughts pop into your mind like those cute, mean girls hang out in the junior high lunch room they like to be seen. But you can promptly put them in their place.
Once those thoughts pop into your mind, immediately picture a cartoon speech bubble over your head. Everyone can read those. But you hold the pencil. Quickly erase that mean thought and replace with one thing, just one that you genuinely appreciate about yourself.
Yes, you can beat those negative thoughts.
Yes, it can start with one teeny, tiny thing.
Then watch how your feelings and thoughts change about yourself.
You have so much good to do.
Isn’t it time to stop getting in your own way?
You are a STAR.