No one is immune to negative self-talk. It’s that inner voice that nags you.
It says you’re not good enough, not smart enough, not attractive enough… and the list goes on.
Thoughts like this run through our heads all of the time, and if you give them too much stock in your brain, it can truly be exhausting.
Want a quick way to stop this negative self-talk in its tracks? The next time one of these negative thoughts crops up, ask yourself, “What would my best friend say?” When you think about someone that you trust and what they would say about a given situation, odds are that they would be much kinder.
Think about it, you likely wouldn’t tell a friend that she’s not smart enough for the job that she interviewed for, or that everyone will scoff at how she looks in that dress. By thinking about things from the angle of someone whose opinion we trust, it helps us to be easier on ourselves. And we could all use a reminder to be a little gentler.
How can asking yourself this one question change your outlook? Share in the comments below.
And, if you’re experiencing a lot of negative self-talk, working with a coach can help. Please contact me to learn more.