I used to believe you either had high self esteem or low self esteem. I think we filled out a quiz in high school to see whether our self esteem was “high” or “low.”
And OF COURSE, I wanted to have high self esteem.
So whenever I had negative self talk or critical thoughts, I thought OH NO! I have LOW SELF ESTEEM! This is bad!! I must stop the negative thinking!!
But here’s the thing. I have a human brain, and human brains are programmed for negative thoughts. And you do too!
The people who survived during cave people times were the ones who were looking for the threats: checking for bears or other dangers. And our brains HAVEN’T EVOLVED in 40,000 years (or even longer depending on which scientist you read).
So EVERYONE has negative self talk sometimes. Because we all have human brains!
Oprah has it. Barack Obama has it. The Dalai Lama has it.
Whoever you look up to, their brains have negative self talk too!
So it’s okay if you have negative thoughts! You’re supposed to have negative self talk sometimes. Because you’re human and you have a human brain.
Now, of course, there are things you can do when you’re in a negative self talk spiral. And if you’re there right now, I highly recommend my Anxiety Mini-Training that’ll help you reduce it RIGHT AWAY.
But it’s also OKAY that you have it. NOTHING HAS GONE WRONG HERE.
YOU’RE HUMAN and humans have negative self talk.
And it doesn’t go away once you make a million dollars or marry your dream partner(s) or lose 10 pounds.
I know I sometimes think that once I get “there,” everything will be better and easier and I won’t feel challenged or anxious or negative again.
But you will and that’s okay. You can handle negative self talk now. And you’ll be able to handle it in the future.
Now again – if you’re feeling overwhelmed today – MAKE SURE you check out my Anxiety Mini-Training. It’s free, it only takes 10 minutes and if you do the whole thing, I guarantee you’ll feel some sort of shift. Most of my clients say it reduces their anxiety by 50% or more. Access it here.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians! And hope you all have a great weekend.
Take the best possible care,
P.S. If you want to work on accepting your negative self talk and also growing your confidence so you can continue to take risks, set healthy boundaries and move towards your purpose, the fastest way to do this is to work with an expert.
And that’s exactly why I’m inviting you to a free 60-minute consultation with me where we’ll talk about the challenges you’re facing, your goals for the future and see if Core Energetics is the right fit to accelerate you towards your goals.
In my sessions with clients, we got to the root of the problem: challenging experiences from childhood. The more you heal those old painful experiences the more you feel brave to step towards any goal whether it’s a romantic relationship, health or more financial stability. And my clients see improvement in ALL these areas.
So if you’re ready to move fully towards your goals book your free 60-minute call today by hitting reply and saying “I’m in!”
P.S.S. My client Stephy says,
“Bryn is AH-mazing. Not only is she kind and literally the sweetest person I’ve ever met, she’s super understanding and gentle with just the right amount of push to get you speaking to that inner child. After my clarity session with Bryn I felt SO much better. I had some issues that were deeply rooted to some childhood traumas and in 30 minutes Bryn had me crying, laughing and soothing my inner child which resulted in the weight being completely lifted off my shoulders. The problem didn’t feel HEAVY anymore. I felt like I could manage what was going on, and since then I have made major progress!
I highly recommend Bryn if you have an issue that you just CANNOT seem to handle by yourself. She will give you the tools you need to get through it.”