These thoughts can be specific images, words or memories of events that reinforce the negativity. There’s no reasoning or logic associated with them. They’re just there and you can’t turn them off.
- “I’m a terrible parent”
- “I don’t do my job well”
- “I won’t improve myself, why bother?” are examples.
You know you have them. Check in and see what they’re telling you.
Pretty scary, isn’t it? You’re really down on yourself. No wonder life isn’t getting any better.
Make notes of what your mind is telling you about yourself. Check it against the evidence. Is any of this stuff true?
If it's true, make a plan for improvement. I didn’t say “fix it”, just improve it.
If it isn’t true, replace the script with another thought. Yep, it’s you against your mind. Become aware and retrain those thoughts for a healthier life.
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