Are you as kind to yourself as you are to other people? Do you talk to yourself the way you talk to other people?
I definitely struggled with that when I was going through fertility treatment for unexplained infertility.
I was mad at myself when a pregnancy test was negative. “I feel like a failure.”
I was disappointed in myself for not going to baby showers. “What kind of a friend/sister are you?”
I certainly didn’t think anyone else was a failure or a bad friend. But I was pretty hard on myself.
Affirmations were a game changer for me. They are for my clients, too.
So next time you notice some negative self-talk – and it’s bound to happen – remember this phrase, “Today I will treat myself with kindness, patience and respect.”
Repeat it several times, softly to yourself or out loud. Even in front of a mirror.
I’d love to hear how it goes.