See if this rings a bell: You care about your happiness and well being, so you work really hard to eat wholesome foods, get some exercise every day, build in down time and educate yourself on how to stay healthy. Maybe you're so knowledgeable that you have a job helping others look and feel their best (we know there are lots of coaches out there!).
But you can't help noticing a feeling that something's missing. You've kicked the sugar habit, the sitting-too-long habit, the Diet Coke habit, the wine habit and — long ago — that horrific social-smoker habit. That final habit we all share — and we all want to get rid of? Internal trash talk.
In the psych world, it's called "negative self-talk;" the rest of us know it as a little voice in our heads, bashing anything and everything—from the food we ate today to how we acted on a date. You can do everything in your power to be happy, but the self-talk persists and you're down on yourself. Continue reading.
Originally posted on MindBodyGreen.com
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