I have two inner voices. One of them is loud and likes to torment me:
- You are worthless.
- Nobody likes you.
- Everybody is better than you.
- Your children don’t like you.
- You are pathetic.
- None of your friends like being around you anymore.
- You are going to lose everything.
- You are the worst person ever.
- I hate you.
- You are a coward.
- Nobody will ever love you.
- Your Dad would be ashamed of you.
- You should disappear.
The other inner voice doesn’t shout the odds as much but I prefer the cut of his jib:
- Don’t listen to that idiot.
- He’s unkind to your mind.
- You should evict him from your head and don’t give him his deposit back.
- He should take a look at himself before he starts criticising you.
- You’re better looking than him and he hates that.
- You should hear what your negative inner voices inner voice is saying to him. It would make your ears bleed.
- He’s the worst dressed inner voice I’ve ever seen so all his opinions should be declared null and void.
- I’m going to duff him up if he doesn’t leave you alone.
- You are a genius with a slow cooker.
- I like you.
- Please stay.
I guess we all have our inner voices. I’m lucky that my two balance each other out most of the time. Imagine what it must be like for those who just have a negative one talking at them all the time. If that’s you then find someone to be your positive voice. If you can’t find anyone then read the below loudly until your inner ‘idiot’ shuts the f*ck up:
- You are amazing.
- You have qualities that others love even if they don’t tell you.
- When you smile you’re helping the world to be a happier place.
- You are going to love seeing all the great things you will do in the future.
- You are lucky to be as cool as you.
- You will always be loved no matter what you think, say, or do because you are you.
- You have great taste in shoes.
- You should have cake for tea because you deserve it.
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