We all have negative messages swirling around in our head: “It wasn’t good enough”, “I need to lose weight”, “I’m never getting it done”, or “I should have done it differently”. Our past experiences shape the way we view the world. This oftentimes mean that we see ourselves through a distorted lens. Changing this view takes a lot of work, but it’s possible. The process is called “cognitive restructuring”. Restructuring your thoughts is not as daunting as it sounds. Here are some simple steps that you can try to begin accepting yourself.
Here’s an example:
Everyone has moments in which they don’t feel good about themself. This is normal. You are not alone with this. Practicing positive self-talk and listing the facts will absolutely help.
I am a mental health therapist practicing in Henderson, NV. I have found that most of the people that I work with have lost themselves on the road to success. A key component of my treatment approach is assisting people in rediscovering their passions and restoring balance to their lives. This blog contains slivers of wisdom that I continue to discover while assisting people become mentally fit.