We all have an inner voice that speaks to us. But that chatter in your head can be ruthless, especially during stressful times. So, if the Covid-19 pandemic has turned your self-talk nasty, how can you learn to be kinder to yourself and quieten those critical thoughts?
We’ve all been there – lying awake at night, mercilessly dragging ourselves through the mental wringer over a mistake, failure or perceived shortcoming. The things that make us human can often act as kindling for a fiery dose of self-criticism, negative self-talk and unhelpful rumination.
During periods of stress or uncertainty, we can be especially tough on ourselves, and the pandemic makes things harder – but maybe self-compassion can help.
Stressed and sleepless
Covid-19 has created a mentally…