“That isn’t good enough to show anyone.”
“Those other bloggers do the coolest things, and I’m always doing the same boring stuff.”
“If only I could drop these last 7 pounds, I would be so happy.”
“Why didn’t I remember to ask her about her trip? I can be so self-absorbed.”
“I should really finish up these chores instead of enjoying this gorgeous day.”
“How do the other moms do it?”
“Why can’t I be more patient with the kids?”
Do any of those sound familiar? I’ll admit that I fall prey to that type of negative talk despite decades of conscious effort to be positive and self-supportive. I’ve read self-help books, seen a therapist (a couple actually), tried meditating, kept a journal, written letters to myself. I’ve tried a lot of things, but that unhealthy inner dialogue is really difficult to squelch. And I think it’s a problem that many of you have as well.