This post “Increase your self-esteem by standing up against the inner critic” continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by listening to your feelings and heal self-destructive shame.
Increase your self-esteem by standing up against the inner critic:
One way of reducing self-critical shame is to become more self-compassionate.
Last post was about the inner critical voice that is a part of shame. You can become more self-compassionate by talking back to this critical voice when you hear it:
The critic says:
“how stupid of me!”
“Can’t you do anything right?”
“Are you for real?”
You can answer:
“Everybody makes mistakes. You did your best”
“I do many things right, but sometimes things go wrong. I will learn from it”
“I will talk as respectfully an encouraging to myself as I talk to others when they do something that they are not proud of”
“I am a kind and helpful person with good intentions”
If the critic then questions these statements – just insist, repeat them and add:
Regardless of how much you inner critic is trying to exaggerate and put me down, I will try to remain kind and loving to myself.”
More about how to overcome exaggerated shame in upcoming posts.
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