It’s not uncommon for most of us to be harder on ourselves than we are on others. We often are our own worse critique.
What we say to ourselves, our self-talk, dictates our emotional state, which in turn, affects our attitude and outlook on life. If we’re constantly berating ourselves for not meeting a standard we’ve set ourselves, it will:
- Cause us to feel unhappy.
- Cause us to have low energy.
- Decrease our motivation levels.
- Decrease our self-confidence.
- Affect what we’re willing or not willing to do.
We all have reasons as to why we’re hard on ourselves. In order to have a healthy level of respect for ourselves, we have to know how to turn habits of self-criticism into better, empowering habits.