What we believe determines how we feel.
What is your inner language? How do you talk to yourself? For example, do you say things to yourself like “I’m so stupid” or “I can’t do anything right” or “I’ll never be good enough”? If you do, finding new, positive things to say to yourself, such as, “Everyone makes mistakes sometimes” and “Mistakes just mean I’m learning something new” and “I can’t do better than the best I can do,” will help how you feel. Your beliefs create your feelings, so if you want to feel better, speak the truth to yourself. Make sure your own inner language or spoken words reflect positive, encouraging, and hopeful attitudes. A good question to ask yourself is: “If someone treated me the way I treat myself, would I want to be their friend?” If the answer is no, begin to treat yourself as you would want to be treated. You might be surprised at how much of a difference this simple change can make in how you feel.