We don’t even realize the stream of crap we tell ourselves. Often, we are unconscious in our own self-flagellation.The words just flow and are on repeat.
What are your words?
What do you tell yourself?
Are the words supporting your health, growth, happiness?
Are the words tearing you down?
Start to practice ‘the catch.’ NOTICE when your inside words are tearing you down. Once you see you’re doing it, visualize a stopsign and tell yourself, “STOP.”
Stop the flow of crap.
Be intentional. Be forceful. Enough.
Mine sounds like this:
“Oh look there I go again. Enough already. Stop.”
And if you need to, repeat it. But you’ll notice that your thoughts will, indeed stop. Next up? Replacing the words with more compassionate languaging.
Instead of, “I’m so stupid.”
replace it with
“I am brilliant, but simply made a mistake. Mistakes are human. I’m human.”