Do You Bad Mouth You?

Take five minutes to think of the worst things you say to yourself and the effect it has on you.

Examples might be:

‘I have no willpower’.

‘I’m always late – I can’t get anywhere on time’.

‘I always fail interviews’.

‘I am so unattractive’.

Once you’ve identified that critical inner voice try this; for one week silence it. As soon as you hear yourself start carping, stop immediately.

It will do two things:

It will show you just how much time you spend putting yourself down


It will show you how much better you can feel when you stop nagging yourself.

Next Step- Replace the moaning and quietly say something good about yourself!


Posted on April 6th, 2010 by

3 Responses to “Do You Bad Mouth You?”

  1. So true – I reckon if I follow your rule I could probably earn myself an extra week a month!
    Thank you.

    • Jane says:

      Hi Marilyn, thanks for commenting. It’s so true isn’t it? We say things to ourselves we’d never say to a friend, someone we cared about! Good luck with that extra week. Jane

  2. David says:

    We are mean to ourselves often without realising it. When we start to talk to ourselves positively then we start to understand the bad things we tell ourselves.

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