Be Your Own Best Friend

November 12, 2014

I need to admit that I find it hard to be nice to myself sometimes. We all have that voice inside us, judging everything that we see, and sometimes, directing us to focus on our own faults instead of motivating us to move forward.

Practicing negative self talk becomes a daily habit. We do not realise the impact it can make in our life. Once we start believing the negative things our ego has to say, it is very difficult to be confident again.

The good news is that it is possible for everyone to develop mental and spiritual strength. All we need to do is focus on controlling our own thoughts.

I started to acknowledge I was bringing myself down when I got a piece of paper and began to write a list of thoughts I had about myself. I understood that the first step toward change is to become more aware of the problem.

Today, I want to invite you to do the same. I think most of us probably do not realise how often we have negative thoughts about ourselves, and how much it affects our confidence and personality.

We all have the ability to be in control of our emotions and attitude. To be truthful, I find it easy to be kind to others, and very hard not to judge myself. Lately, I am focusing on transforming every negative thought that I have, into a positive one. It is a daily exercise, and it becomes easier with constant practice. Every time I fail, I continue to tell myself that hope is something that no one can take away from me.

Being my own best friend means that I don’t need an outsider to tell me that a setback is not a catastrophe. Being positive allows me to keep trying, and forgive myself if I make a mistake, because success is built upon a ladder of failure.

Remember that nothing is permanent, and take control today. Start your day with a smile, make a commitment to be kind to yourself, and remember the quote that says “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

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