Stop Criticizing Yourself!
Let’s say you have a friend or family member who criticizes you constantly. Not a day goes by that they don’t find something negative to say about you. They are always quick to point out what you are doing wrong, how you should know better, and what a failure you are.
They keep telling you that this is all constructive criticism, and that they are only telling you all this stuff because they love you and want the best for you. They say they keep reminding you of all the things you are doing wrong because they want you to do better, and they know you can do better.
Would you want this person to be around you if you could help it?
Or would you RUN as far away from them as possible every chance you get?
I can bet you would choose the latter option. I am convinced you wouldn’t want to be around a person who constantly judges you, berates you, puts you down, and criticizes you.
So why do you do the same thing to yourself?
Why do you constantly criticize yourself and put yourself down?
When a person is continually criticized, they keep on shrinking and getting smaller. Their self-esteem is crushed, their emotions are crushed, and they feel badly about themselves and about what they are capable of. When a person is continually put down, they often want to curl up and just disappear. Remember, Harsh Words Break The Spirit!
On the other hand, when a person is continually encouraged in what they are doing well, they keep on shining and getting better. Their self-esteem sky rockets, and they feel wonderfully positive about themselves and their capabilities. In fact, when a person is continually encouraged and lifted up by someone, they will usually want to prove that person right by doing even better! (See also: The Power Of An Encouraging Word; Happy Encouragement Day).
Dear Friends, Don’t be the horrible friend or family member in your own life. Don’t sabotage yourself by listening to your harsh criticisms and negative talk.
Stop Criticizing Yourself ~ It doesn’t help, it only hurts!
Be gentle with yourself, and please talk to yourself the same way you would talk to someone you love dearly. Whenever you are tempted to beat yourself up, put yourself down and spew negative words against yourself, remind yourself that you are loved and appreciated, and please talk to yourself like you’re talking to someone you love!
Dear Friends, Stop criticizing yourself.
Speak words of life into your life everyday.
Speak words of encouragement and comfort and hope and love.
Speak words that will build you up, not tear you down.
Speak encouraging words to yourself daily, and watch yourself BLOOM and GROW! ♥ 🙂
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Have a wonderfully blessed, stress-free, productive, and joyful day!
Much Love & Blessings,
Bomi Jolly ~ JollyNotes.com
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