We talk to ourselves all the time but we don’t pay enough attention to how. I think the how is so incredibly important.
If you pay attention, you’ll be shocked at how mean we can be to ourselves. We talk to ourselves with a level of disgust, disrespect, even hatred that we would never use with another person.
And if someone spoke to us that way, we’d walk out of the room and never speak to that person again.
The next time you’re beating yourself up about running late, or losing your keys, or making any other very human mistake, pay attention to the language you’re using with yourself. You’ll be surprised how harsh you can be.
But you don’t have to be.