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Negative Self Talk? DON‘T!

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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How to Stop Being So Hard On Yourself

How to Stop Being So Hard On Yourself

Melissa Alexandria

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