Health / Mental well-being


Say This, Not That (to Yourself)

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Take 5 for You
Take 5 for You

Five minutes can make a big difference.

If your inner voice has become a nonstop inner critic, try reframing the conversation.

Don’t say this:                               
I can’t do this. It’s hopeless.     
Say that:
I’ll give it my best shot.

Don’t say this:                                
I can’t believe I messed that up.   
Say that:  
I’m human. I made a mistake, but I can fix it.

Don’t say this:                               
This will never get better.                 
Say that:
I’ll get through this. One day at a time.

Don’t say this:                             
I hate when this happens.         
Say that:     
I’ve handled this before. I can do it again.