During our most difficult, challenging moments in life, we’re often our worst critic, which only flushes us deeper into unhappiness and self-pity. It’s important to work on keeping that internal dialogue positive and non-judgmental.
“Try to be kind and gentle in the way you talk to yourself,” Dr. Helen Odessky, a clinical psychologist and author ofStop Anxiety From Stopping You said in a phone interview with The Cheat Sheet. “If this does not come naturally, imagine that you’re talking to a very good friend. Talk to yourself the way you would speak to him or her.”