Do you have a tape in your head that never shuts up, always telling you how you’re screwing up? Does it judge you without mercy, constantly comparing you to others and reminding you of your limits, deficiencies, and inadequacies?
The relationship that has the potential to do the most damage to your self -esteem is the relationship you have with yourself, especially if that relationship is dysfunctional, toxic or emotionally abusive by way of negative self-talk.
You might be wondering, “how can you have a toxic relationship with yourself?”
Well, what is a toxin? It’s something that pollutes you creating dis-ease. And one of the ways we pollute our minds and spirit is by filling it with hurtful untruths about who we really are and what we’re capable of.
If we do not get a handle on the way that we speak to ourselves, it will annihilate our chances of ever becoming our true selves, doing the things in life we really want to do and having the love, life and relationships that we deserve.
I had to find a way. I had an inner critic that never shut up. Nighttime was particularly bad and that’s when the tape would be the loudest and most intrusive. I would lay awake for hours in an anxiety ridden state replaying the movie of my life’s previewed mistakes.
It was torture. But the truth is, as much as I watched motivational videos, looked in the mirror and said affirmations or listened to self love meditations, it wasn’t working.
I needed something more. Some of these strategies may seem odd. But they worked!
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