negative self-talk is destructive.
“i’m not good enough”
“i don’t matter”
not only are all of these things false, but they are false and pervasive. these thoughts stick in our heads and its hard to shake them. they almost seem to multiply and compound on themselves until our brains are burdened with a cloud of negativity.
guess what? your brain is wrong a lot of the time. you are dope, and there is a lot of evidence of that. we just tend to forget it, or even ignore it.
for me, i try to do my best to combat my negative self talk by being aware of it, and also writing lists of things i am grateful for, things i’m proud of, and things i’m good at. sure, we all need to be critical of ourselves for growth, but talking ourselves down is not helpful at all.