Valuing yourself

One of the first things that my therapist had me monitor and amend my behaviour about was negative self-talk. You know exactly what I mean. The many times throughout the day where you call yourself names – ranging from stupid to clumsy.

We are remarkably unkind to ourselves, and it is a habit that we pass on to other people. One way to counteract it, after you have become aware of it, is to compliment yourself. There is absolutely nothing wrong about taking a moment to reflect and be proud of your achievement.

Valuing yourself does not devalue anyone else.

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About Trisha

Not everyone's cup of tea. Mom (of the breast-feeding, wearing, cloth-diapering kind, who will defend mom's who make different choices). Geek. I love reading (but I do less than I would like). I play with code. @trishawebs on twitter
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2 Responses to Valuing yourself

  1. Cezanne says:

    Very true. Strange that this is such a difficult thing to stop!

    • Trisha says:

      I think we have been conditioned to believe that we must not be vain or boastful, and somehow that has been taken to a new level where we treat ourselves in a manner that we would not treat a stranger or a friend.

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