31 Days to a Positive Inner Voice: Turning Self Criticism Into Self Compassion

Self criticism is how we evaluate ourself. When we are self criticizing we generally are pointing out our own, perceived, flaws. These flaws can be about our appearance, attitude, abilities, talents, education and knowledge, inner thoughts and emotions, etc. When we are self critical we tend to cause continual negative thoughts about ourselves. Examples of …

31 Days to a Positive Inner Voice: Self Esteem and Quality of Life

Low self esteem can affect our quality of life in many different ways. When low self esteem is not treated it can lead to major mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression. Low self esteem is not thought of as a mental health condition in itself, however, there is strong correlation to how we …

31 Days to a Positive Inner Voice: Negativity and Self Esteem

What we say to ourselves, our inner voice, greatly influences our own self image and self esteem. Most of us have heard “I’m my own worst critic,” as we let our inner voice criticize our selves it can bring down our motivation and raise feelings of helplessness. When we feel we are stupid, wrong, a …

31 Days to a Positive Inner Voice: Overcoming Negativity Bias

Now that we understand some of the negative thinking styles that can cause negativity in our inner voice we need to start to consider where does the negativity come from. We all have a history we all have reasons we draw certain conclusions, whether they are rational or not. What in our past has shaped …

31 Days to a Positive Inner Voice: Catastrophizing

A lot of us have irrational thoughts. Those irrational thoughts can be apart of our negative thinking style and a contributing factor to our negative self talk. One irrational thinking style that can be very harmful to our own self esteem, self talk and general mood is catastrophizing. What is Catastrophizing? Catastrophizing is when we …