“It is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of high maturity, to rise to the level of self-criticism.”
People’s opinions don’t always count, but sometimes they do more harm than good. Self-criticism can break you in more ways than you might imagine. It doesn’t matter what other people think as long as you love yourself. Negative self-talk has been connected to higher levels of stress and worse levels of self-esteem, as well as depression.
When we witness others having fantastic experiences, 44 per cent of our folks can’t help but compare; for others, it’s work achievement (40 per cent) or measuring where they are in life relative to their friends (38 per cent) that makes them feel inferior. As a result, one constantly scrutinizes themselves.
So, here are the ways to stop yourself from criticizing yourself:
- Reading the Signs: Something as basic as acknowledging your inner critic could be the key to halting a downward spiral of negative self-talk.
- Examine: Empty your mind and pay attention to your thoughts, feelings, and physical responses in connection to your inner voice. You can take a step back and observe how changes in your body temperature, heart rate, respiration, and muscular tenseness influence you.
- Believe: Accept the reality with compassion for yourself. Allowing a thought to occur and accept it if you can’t change it can happen when we spend too much energy on avoiding or rejecting it.
- Substitute: Imagine trying to express your inner critical thoughts to a friend and seeing how they react. This is a fantastic technique to replace negative self-talk with something more pleasant, welcoming, or caring.
- Inquire: Open up your own conversation with the voice and turn it on its head if you’re inquisitive about why you had a particular reaction.
- Achieve. Drive. Action: Breaking the pattern of negative self-talk requires being vigilant. You and your energy can be shifted properly by moving your body, playing music, dancing, singing, or taking action toward a new objective.
Self-criticism is healthy, although, Negative self-talk is frequently rooted in prior trauma, and expert help can help you heal and grow. Remember that even if you have people who love and care for you if you can’t love yourself, you’ll never be happy.