Saturday, 1 March 2014

Treat Yourself How You'd Treat Others

It's amazing how quick we are to put ourselves down.
  • I'm not good enough
  • I don't deserve this
  • I should be better
Yet when was the last time you said those phrases to a person who was doubting themselves? When this person turned around to you and said how they couldn't do it did you then reply: "Yep, you're right- you shouldn't even bother."?

Of course not! You would be encouraging them and telling them that they can succeed. So, why can't we do that for ourselves?

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When faced with challenges, our insecurities creep in. All the memories of harsh words said or rejections suffered flood to the forefront of our mind and we feel weakened and vulnerable. We feel as if we can't do it.

But why don't we step back? Why don't we just give ourselves a break? Instead of constantly beating ourselves up with why we shouldn't do it, why don't we start giving ourselves some encouragement? Why don't we start being our own friend?

When you start to feel like all of your negative thoughts are getting you down, imagine that it is your friend who is voicing them. What would you say in response? How would you help them?

It's time to treat yourself how you'd treat others- it's time to give yourself a break!

How can you be a bit easier on yourself? What do you say to your friends that you should listen to yourself? Let me know below!