"I hate that outfit on me."
I can't do that."
Ever find yourself speaking negative comments about yourself? I can't remember the first time I spoke negatively. I can tell you that in the past few years I continue to self sabotage myself with negative comments.
Friends and family are quick to point out negative comments like the ones above. Just the other day my sister, her friend and I were at dinner and they were both talking about their significant others. Without hesitation I stated " I will never get find someone and get married" and my sisters quick response was "their is a lid for every pot."
Why are we so hard one ourselves? What makes our minds consume negative thoughts? Is it just me? Sometimes I can catch myself but often I don't. As the words flow out of my mouth more and more I feel that I start to believe them. That isn't how I want to live. I can be positive with friends, family, colleagues, etc...but with myself it's a whole other ball game. How can I get out of my own head. How can I make the conscious decision to speak positive about myself to myself?
A therapist once told me I should right down 3 positive things I did each day for two full weeks. I never followed through. Maybe that is the start that I need.
I am worth fighting for. I will one day find someone. If I don't try how will I know if I can or can not achieve something?
This quote says it all: