YouTuber and therapist Kati Morton said “bridge statements” are a great way to start building up your self-esteem.
She told Insider it’s almost impossible to go from the negative messages we send ourselves straight to positive affirmations, but a bridge statement lets you get there slowly.
“Let’s say we have really bad body image and we think we’re fat and ugly,” she said. “Then the bridge statement could be like: ‘It’s possible that I’m not as ugly as I think I am. I might be, but it’s possible that I’m not. I could be over-reacting.'”
Social media makes it harder because there’s a nearly endless supply of enviable lifestyles that you can stare at on your phone at any time.
A helpful step to take is to pay attention to what you digest online, unfollow anyone or anything that makes you feel bad about yourself, and take breaks from being online entirely, if possible.
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Being kinder to yourself is something more or less everyone struggles with at some point. Most of us would never dream of talking to other people the way we scold ourselves in our own heads.
Kati Morton, a YouTuber and therapist who helps her 847,000 subscribers improve and understand their mental health, told Insider it’s almost impossible to go from the negative messages we send ourselves straight to positive affirmations.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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