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: Fortune Telling

Have you ever thought you have some sort of clairvoyance? You can predict the future. Have you ever predicted the outcome of a situation or event and assumed it would have a negative outcome? This is fortune telling. This is a cognitive distortion that is harmful to our self esteem, inner self talk, and can …

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 …

31 Days to a Positive Inner Voice: Understand Your Thinking Style

There are so many ways we think and we all have different thinking styles. These thinking styles can help us in many ways, they can be what is positive in our thinking and what is negative. They can be how we easily interact with some people yet have trouble with others. Many of these thinking …

31 Days to a Positive Inner Voice

I’ve found myself more often thinking negatively. Motherhood is so many things, it’s joyful, rewarding, exhausting, frustrating, and tiresome. There are days I just want to crawl in a hole and days that I’m so ecstatically happy. My kids are my pride and joy. They are everything to me. I love them so very much …

Procrastination: 5 Ways to Decrease Procrastination and Other Self-Sabotaging Behaviors

Who is your greatest enemy? Have you ever considered it may be yourself? Do you procrastinate until the very last second? Do you secretly fear success? Do you quit when things get tough or because you do not see instant success? These are all self-sabotaging behaviors and they are a sign that you may be your own enemy.

How Journaling Can Improve Self-Esteem and Decrease Self-Doubt

Journaling can be a very helpful with many mental health issues especially low self-esteem and rampant self-doubt. Have you ever been extremely anxious, angry, sad, frustrated, and once you spoke to someone, or wrote it down, you felt better? Just being able to express yourself is very important for happiness. Journaling is a fantastic way to express yourself.