How to Stop Beating Yourself Up 1

How to Stop Beating Yourself
Up

1. Try to understand where it came from.
Why do you demand so much of yourself?
Do you have tendencies towards perfection
or self-hatred? If so, where do these come
from?

2. Practice self-compassion.
Everyone deserves to be loved and understood, to be allowed to make mistakes, and to take the
time to grow. Give that to yourself. Don’t attack and hurt yourself.

3. Deliberately focus on positive self-talk.
Being negative, impatient, critical and overbearing becomes so automatic that we don’t realize it’s a habit. So, interrupt that
habit and be kind and positive.

4. Decide not to compare yourself to others.
We tend to judge ourselves by the people
who excel, or have an easier life, or who
face few obstacles. It’s not a level playing
field so don’t compare yourself.

Remember
you ARE changing, and you have a lot to
give.

5. Make a note of compliments and nice
things people say – then pull it out and read
it when you start to feel you’ve failed.
Remind yourself that others see your value
and worth … And others see the good in you, and want you to succeed.

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