We can be so mean to ourselves.
“Who do you think you are?”
“Well, THAT was dumb.”
“Just shut up right now; you’re making a fool of yourself.”
And on and on. Why do we do this to ourselves?
It’s learned behavior.
No one comes out of the womb thinking, “Geez, I’m such a pathetic loser.”
This week’s post explores the impact of name-calling — even inside our own heads — on self-esteem:
Break Bones? No, but Name-Calling Can Injure Self-Esteem
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Ok. I get that I am holding myself back by calling names. Even if only in my head. Or under my breath.
But it’s only another item on the list of what I shouldn’t do.
I don’t know what I *should* do. Where is the list for that?
Multnoma, I started to respond to your comment and discovered that I was writing a blog post.
So that’s what I’m going to do. Please see next week’s post for my thoughts, and thank you very much for your comment!