5 Tips to start practicing to stop being MEAN to yourself

Yesterday we talked a bit about what to do when someone is MEAN to you (Read that HERE) but what if the person that is MEAN to you…IS YOU. What can you do to STOP the self loathing and make peace with yourself? I read a quote once that said, “It’s hard to feel good when someone is mean to you all the time.” It’s true. How can you reach out and love others when inside there’s a great battle going on and war is underfoot? While a single post here isn’t going to “fix” it – it CAN offer you some things to try and practice and start you on your journey to self-love and appreciation. I’m going to offer you 5 things to start doing TODAY to mend that broken relationship with yourself and start feeling better inside. First, you need to learn to personify your inner voice. That’s right, name it. Separate yourself from the voice that you hear inside. When you can do this it’s much easier and feels a little more tangible to start talking to and understanding you – to figuring out what’s really going on inside your head. Think about it, what does your voice sound like? Does your voice have a particular tone to it? Does it remind you of anyone? Can you name it? Once you name it you can also place a face to it – it helps to try and picture a face because you wouldn’t dare say or think some of the things you do to a REAL, LIVE person so doing this simple thing will help you on your path to STOP saying those harsh things to you as well. Second, know that your inner you is really there to protect you. It just wants to keep … Continue reading 5 Tips to start practicing to stop being MEAN to yourself