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5 STRATEGIES TO LEARN HOW TO CHANGE SELF-CRITICS

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Bullying. Pretty nasty, right?
Not something you’d ever want to be associated with. Funny, then, that so many of us are in the habit of beating ourselves up.

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We set the bar high, and when we don’t quite make the mark, the self-admonishment starts: “Oh, why didn’t I leave earlier? I’m such an idiot…”, or “How could I eat that whole packet of biscuits?” We’d never talk to a friend this way, so why on earth do we speak to ourselves like that?

Moreover, when we take the tone of a harsh self-critic, our bodies switch on our fight-or-flight hormones, flooding the body with cortisol and adrenaline.

We’re literally stewing in a toxic cauldron of self-recrimination.

Fortunately, you can learn ‘self-compassion’ treating yourself as you would a good friend, learning to accept your struggles and having a little sympathy for yourself.

Studies have shown that even the harshest self-critic can learn to change by using the following five strategies…

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