I came across this question from a blog that I follow and I thought it very relevant:
If you had a friend that spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself,
how long would you allow that person to be your friend?
I have to say that I am very guilty of speaking to myself in a manner that I would not tolerate from others. I think many of us are guilty of this, which is a shame. In the end we are the ones that are there to take care of ourselves. So, why do we spend so much time judging ourselves and speaking to ourselves in a manner that we would not even inflict upon those we dislike? I have absolutely no idea why we are designed this way.
I think with time, consideration and patience we can learn to retrain how we speak to ourselves. I’ve started doing this through meditation, therapy and through this blog. For some reason getting it out of my head keeps me from damaging myself with negativity…. well, keeps me from doing it as much 🙂