Talking about low self-esteem….
Oprah Winfrey is renowned for her inspiring quotes and one of those being “turn your wounds into wisdom.”
When we all reflect back on our life and how we see ourselves. We notice that we are all shaped by certain things that have happened to us in our lives.
This can be relevant when we are talking about how we have been treated by our family, friends, or an ex. Its even relevant to our friendships old and new.
These relationships can have a big impact on how we see ourselves. These relationships can make the difference between seeing ourselves in a positive way or a negative one.
Do you allow that little negative voice in your head to tell you that you won’t be able achieve anything, or you won’t be successful?
Or does it focus on your appearance and tell you how terrible you look in your outfit, and that your ugly.
It’s much easier for us to except the negative voice rather than the positive one in our heads. When we try and balance out the negative critical voice with a positive one, why doesn’t that work? Why don’t we listen to our positive voice?
It’s much easier for us to believe the inner critic. Maybe it’s behaviour learnt? Or maybe it’s how we see ourselves? Or how we’ve been treated in the past? Why do we always compare ourselves?
Why don’t we ever feel quite good enough?
If this, is you, then maybe it’s time to explore where your inner critical voice comes from?
Working with a therapist can help you unpack where the inner critical voice stems from and help you start to see yourself in a more positive way. Allowing you to focus on your positives and believe that you are allowed to feel happy, pretty, confident etc.