How to Stop Being So Hard On Yourself - Deepstash
Being hard on yourself

Do you have a negative voice in your head reminding you of your mistakes? That voice isn't something you were born with. Somewhere along the way, you learned to think this way. But it can be hard to truly know since that is the "normal" for you. And, while it seems motivating be a self-critique, in reality, you're putting yourself on the path of low confidence & low self-esteem.

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Negative Self Talk? DON‘T!

Whenever we make a mistake, even a small one, we talk ourselves very critically about it. While this might seem like a good thing, but we do not necessarily improve with strictness. Instead, one could end up hampering their self-confidence & self-belief.

Instead, the next time you make a mistake, try talking to yourself like you would to a 4-year-old. Explain what went wrong, with kindness, not harshness.

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Strengths & Weaknesses

Everyone has their set of strengths & weaknesses. So, instead of fixating on your weaknesses, be proud of yourself for how hard you've been doing. If it's doable, work to weaknesses, but do not feel bad about having one. Remember, you're a human, not a robot.

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Accepting Compliments

How you accept compliments plays an important role. Accept your compliments graciously, know that you deserve them for all the hard work you've done.

Journaling the compliments & reading them later can help you remind of your achievements.

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Forgive Yourself

Made mistakes in the past? That's fine. Learn from them and move on. Stop reminding yourself how badly you messed up that time back then. Forgive yourself once & for all, and move on.

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