A word could sting just as much as a slap. She decided to let no one speak ill towards her – not even herself. – Queenisms™
We would never let anyone speak to us the way we sometimes speak to ourselves. Abusive language from anyone is unacceptable and leaves a mark, unseen by felt. Don’t you think it’s time to step in an stop the abuse? Try this. It works for us. Every time we catch ourselves saying something hurtful to ourselves such as “I’m so stupid, or I’m so fat, or I’m not smart enough,” we stop and say this out loud. “That is not true. I’m not stupid (fill in the blank on your own self-talk here).” Then we rephrase with something more supportive. “I may have made a mistake, or I may not be at that weight I want to be,” or whatever the issue. Then we say “However, I am worthy of my own support and I will not hurt myself with words today. I will find at least one positive thing to say to myself right now.” And, then we do. Why is it that saying something positive to ourselves is so much harder than saying negative things? Let’s practice together. Can you tell us one positive thing about you right now?