by COSS Blog Contributor Joann Homen
We are often so hard on ourselves and we often belittle ourselves out of habit.
I remember when I first became aware that I did this. I was around 25 ish and I was going through a MacDonald's drive through with a friend and as I took a sip of my pop I ended up spilling some of it on my shirt.
BAM! I began instantly putting myself down, "You stupid idiot you can't even drink from a straw and not make a mess" etc.
From that point forward, I had identified my negative self talk and I have been striving ever since to stop.
I still very rarely find myself putting myself down but it is very rare and again I immediately stop it.
Words of the Wise - STOP TALKING smack about yourself, you are your own worse enemy!