Guilty as charged 😳
If I ever talked to my friends the way that I talk to myself I would have NO friends 😂
Why do we do this?!?!
Well, I know that stress & anxiety can sometimes be the culprit, and since this is YogiNest’s theme as we continue to roll out our Breathwork Meditation Series let’s talk a little more about this.
When we’re experiencing the symptoms of stress, anxiety & depression our negative self-talk can get out of control REAL fast! It’s just part of the territory.
When we see someone else in distress, however, our nurturing skills kick in & we get straight to work taking care of the other person’s needs.
When you find yourself struggling to do the same for yourself I want you to STOP & ask yourself, “Is this how I would treat a friend who was in distress, feeling depressed, or dealing with stress & anxiety?”
More likely than not the answer is going to be an unequivocal NO!
If the answer is no, which it better be 😜 reframe the way you respond to yourself.
If the conversation with yourself starts out this way…
”Why can’t you do anything right?” 👈🏽 Something you would never say to a friend!
Change it to…
”I think you need to take a step back from this. You’re doing much better than you think you are. You just can’t see it because you’re too close to the situation, but you’ve come so far & you’re doing a great job.” 👈🏽 That’s better, and thank you… I am doing a good job, I needed to hear that 😭 😂
You might even want to take some time to jot down reoccurring negative self-talk responses with a kinder response next to them, like this 👇🏽
You’re an idiot 〰️〰️〰️ No, I’m not! I just made a simple & fixable mistake, no worries ❤️
Keep this list nearby so when you start shit-talking yourself you can peek up & put yourself in check before it gets out of hand 💪🏽
I would be willing to bet that incorporating this simple exercise into your daily conversations with yourself will greatly reduce the amount of stress & anxiety you feel on a daily basis.
Be good to yourself ❤️
Your mental health coach,