We each have an inner voice that guides us through the day, but there are times when your “voice of reason” needs some reasoning of its own. How many times have you told a loved one that you believe in them? Imagine if you showed that same belief and kindness to yourself in your darkest moments. How many incredible women and men do you know who don’t know their own worth? Know yours.
If that sounds easier said than done, start here: when your inner voice is giving you feedback that makes your heart race, your palms sweat and incessant internal swearing start – stop. Stop and consider how you would talk to a friend in the same situation. Try to momentarily adjust your inner monologue to become a dialogue. Chances are, you wouldn’t tell your best friend that she’s done “everything wrong” and that “it’s too late” to redeem herself. Instead, you’d likely say “everything will be fine” and offer the reasonable advice to “focus on what you can actually control in the situation”. Be kind to yourself. The sooner you start checking in with yourself and training your subconscious mind, the sooner you turn yourself into a friend you enjoy spending time with.