Published on June 8, 2019
Be honest: Would you be friends with someone who constantly told you how fat you looked?
Probably not for very long.
Would you tolerate a friend who constantly berates you, who never misses an opportunity to tell you you’re hopeless and weak and that you’ll never lose weight?
I doubt it.
So why in the world then would you put up with that kind of crappy, abusive talk to yourself?
Every time you hear that little negative voice inside your head, stop whatever it is you’re doing and think of something to encourage yourself — which is exactly what you would do if you were trying to support a friend, right?!
So, instead of the negative self-talk, say to yourself, “Okay, I’m not as slim and fit as I’d like to be yet, but I’m working on it. I’m making progress . . . and I’m feeling really good about that.”
Your self-talk is the channel of behavior change. Keep it tuned to the right channel.