Things You Would Never Say (To Someone Else)

Things you have told yourself:

There are so many things wrong with you, I don’t even know where to begin.

You are stupid, ugly, and fat. I can’t even stand to look at you. I’m sure no one else can, either.

You are worthless and pathetic.

You are lazy. You’re just living off other people. You can’t do anything for yourself.

You’ll never amount to anything.

You’re really just a shit person, if I’m being honest.

Everything that happens to you is your own fault.

I hate everything you do, and say, and think.

Everyone would be better off without you. You are literally ruining other people’s lives.

Trust me, no one would miss you.  

I wish you were dead.


Do you ever engage in negative self-talk like this? How do you convince yourself that, hey, it’s actually not true?

One thing you can try is called “reality testing”: write down your negative thought on one side of the page and on the other side, list as many reasons as you can why it’s irrational/ untrue. Ask a loved one to help you if you’re having trouble coming up with ideas. Over time, you’ll hopefully find yourself doing this in your mind–challenging the negative thoughts as they come. And guess what? You’re going to find out that you’re not that bad after all 🙂

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