We all have that ugly little “gremlin” in our head that loves to pop his head in whenever we are unsure about something. It tells us that we aren’t good enough, thin enough, and smart enough.
It also tells us things like “it’ll never work, so why bother?” “you’ll get lost,” “it’s all your fault,” and “you’re so stupid, why would you do this?” Just think of Uncle Frank from “Home Alone” living in your head.
The bad news is that the little gremlin will never go away. You’ll have him providing his (unhelpful) two cents for the rest of your life.
A lot of people try to drown out their negative self-talk with these things called affirmations. I’m sure that you’ve heard of them. If you haven’t here’s one definition I found online:
Affirmations are sentences aimed to affect the conscious and the subconscious mind. The words composing the affirmation, automatically and involuntarily, bring up related mental images into the mind, which could inspire, energize and motivate. Repeating affirmations, and the resultant mental images, affect the subconscious mind, which in turn, influences the behavior, habits, actions and reactions.