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18 Speak Positively to Yourself

Speaking positively to yourself is one of the best ways to develop high self-esteem. One way to do this is by practicing self-compassion. Instead of criticizing ourselves for our flaws and mistakes, we can learn to treat ourselves with the kindness and understanding we would offer to a close friend.

Another way to promote positive self-talk is by focusing on our strengths and accomplishments. Instead of dwelling on our shortcomings, we can celebrate our successes and give ourselves credit for the things we do well. This can help us to build a more balanced and accurate view of ourselves and cultivate a sense of confidence and self-assurance.

It’s also important to pay attention to the language we use when we talk to ourselves. Instead of using harsh or critical words, we can choose a more gentle and supportive language. For example, instead of saying, “I’m such an idiot,” we might say, “I made a mistake, but I’m learning and growing from it.” By shifting our language, we can create a more positive and empowering narrative about ourselves.

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