It’s a hard world out there and we’re just doing our best to survive within it and make the best of it. Unfortunately there are some days that feel like no matter how hard we try, life just keeps on pushing us back down. Those days are the hardest because they take a toll on our mental health.
However, happiness in its pure form is a mindset. It means that even on the bad days we have the tools to naviguate and overcome them. But to do that, we need to know the tips that helps us figure out how. Luckily, people share their bits of wisdom as they go along so the rest of us can learn from them.
Talk To Yourself Like You Would To A Child
“Pretend you are your own child. Weird concept, but hear me out. That negative self-talk that’s beating you down – would you speak to a child like that? What would you say to your inner child if someone told them they were an idiot or were fat or were useless or unloved? Practice a little kindness toward yourself. I’m trying really hard to do this & this concept helps me extend compassion toward myself.” – ViaWires / Reddit
When we speak to children we assume their innocence and don’t want to distort their perception of the world by being too harsh. So why do we do that to ourselves? We deserve the same patience, kindness, and forgiveness that we offer to the young ones.