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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 t...

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How to Stop Being So Hard On Yourself

How to Stop Being So Hard On Yourself

Melissa Alexandria

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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 co...

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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...

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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 ...

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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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As a sensitive striver who deals with the effects of self-criticism on a constant base, I found these techinques interesting to put in practice. Especially the naming one and the timer. It takes a lot of effort to be conscious when this is happening and try to use them, but it’s something I’ll definitely try next time I’m spiralling down into self-recrimination. 🤞🙏

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