If you talked to your best friend the way you talk to yourself when you “mess up” on your nutrition plan or simply make a mistake you would no longer have a best friend. You probably wouldn’t have any friends for that matter.
We’ve all been there, those moments when we make a mistake and we are way too hard on ourselves. It’s like for that brief moment we forget we are human. Humans make mistakes. There is not one person out there who is perfect.
But here’s the thing. Beating yourself up for these mistakes isn’t helping. In fact, it’s probably making things worse.
The way you talk to yourself matters. It’s time to move away from all of the berating and negative self-talk and embrace your imperfections with kindness and understanding. Treat yourself like you would treat your best friend.
Imagine if your best friend made a mistake or struggled with their fitness goals. You would never criticize them or make them feel bad about themselves. Right? Hopefully not. Instead, I’d like to think you’d offer support, empathy, and a gentle reminder that it’s okay. So why not show this same lever of compassion to yourself?
The way you talk to yourself matters!
Everyone stumbles on their way to their goals. So, instead of dwelling on your mistakes and missteps, turn your focus to all of the progress you are making. After all, it’s in our mistakes that we learn, grow, and become our truest selves.
Speak to yourself with kindness. Let go of the negative self-talk and replace it with words of acceptance and encouragement. Be patient with yourself. If you’ve been overly critical of yourself for years, it will take a little time to undo.
Remind yourself daily that the way you talk to yourself matters.
Celebrate every win and every step forward, no matter how small they may seem. Remember each misstep is an opportunity to grow.
The way you talk to yourself matters so do it with love and kindness. You deserve it!