In a society passionate about anti-bullying (as we should be), it’s an atrocity that we don’t speak openly enough about the need for anti-self-bullying campaigns. Let’s be honest – you probably say things to yourself, criticizing yourself and burdening yourself with pressure, that you would never dare say out loud about anyone else. If it’s not okay to bully other people, why in the world would it be okay to continually bully yourself?
The truth is, somewhere along the line we deceived ourselves into thinking that bullying ourselves would motivate us to some sort of positive change. I’ve studied personal transformation for over ten years now, and I can tell you that self-bullying does not motivate real or sustainable change. Real change and real growth towards whatever goal it is you are pursuing comes from a place of self-love, self-kindness, self-respect and self-awareness … all of which can be achieved by simply learning how to have better conversations with yourself. Yes, instead of yelling at yourself for set-backs, little failures, or lack of follow-through on something, it’s time to change the nature of the conversation … less yelling, more listening and talking. I explain the full process in one of my most recent #twominuteswithtrish, which I posted on my Facebook page and you can access right here >>>> www.facebook.com/trishblackwellfitness >>> watch the video and learn how to stop bullying yourself.
Please feel free to share the video or tag friends to it who you know are hard on themselves too – being hard on yourself is not an excuse for bullying. Together we can start a campaign that changes how we feel about ourselves, and when we change the way we feel about ourselves, we change our level of productivity and purpose in life … making us better for the world, and the world better for having us in it.