3 thoughts on “Seriously? NO Negative Self-talk Rule for Myself?

  • August 25, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Wonderful words of wisdom. Thanks for the reminder to treat ourselves with kindness.

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  • August 26, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Ok. How do I do this again? I put myself down a lot. Lately, I am trying to get back to the work I studied as an undergraduate. Every time I sit down to study those voices surround me; “what are you doing this for? You’re too old. Other people are entitled to have this, but not you. You’re too dumb!”
    I guess the main front I have against these voices is therapy. There I can try to uncover where they come from – and hope these negative statements will eventually wither under the light of day.

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    • August 29, 2010 at 4:32 pm

      Elana,
      I love your question – ‘how do I do this again’? It is exactly how I feel. It is funny that we have to remind ourselves to be nice to ourselves. And I am not sure why, but it has been especially hard for me as well lately as those voices have been harsh!

      I’ve been reading a book called The Attractor Factor, that has helped a ton. I’ve also connected with people I love / that I know love me, and worked on helping others. It seems to boost my morale and feelings of worth.

      The good thing is you are recognizing it, and so can change it. I think it is fantastic that you are getting back to the work you studied as an undergraduate – and am sure that if you want it you can do it. You are lucky that you have wisdom, life experiences, and different perspectives that you can bring to the work that others can’t. I wish you much success!

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