We all have that little voice in our heads that sometimes tells us we're not good enough, smart enough, or worthy of love. But guess what? That voice is lying.
Recognize the Voice
The first step in silencing negative self-talk is awareness. When you catch yourself thinking negatively, pause and ask, "Would I say this to a friend?" If the answer is no, then why say it to yourself?
Challenge the Thought
Once you've caught the negative thought, challenge it. Is it based on facts or assumptions? Most times, you'll find it's the latter. Replace it with a positive affirmation or a constructive thought.
Redirect Your Focus
Instead of dwelling on what you can't do, focus on what you can. Celebrate your small wins, and remember that progress is still progress, no matter how slow.
Sometimes, we need an external perspective to see things clearly. Talk to a friend, family member, or coach who can offer constructive feedback and encouragement.
Lastly, practice gratitude. It's hard to be negative when you're thankful for what you have. Make it a habit to list three things you're grateful for everyday.