I call these stories. Don’t these stories just suck?
I know that I tell myself this story all too often. When I put on a pair of jeans straight out of the dryer. When I look in the mirror at night, after a fabulous meal, and a very full belly. When I am standing behind a beautiful model-like woman in the line at the grocery store. When I am flipping through my women’s fitness magazines.
It feels like torture. The sad fact is that we are torturing ourselves. With all of this negative self-talk and story telling we are literally beating ourselves up emotionally. Yet, we do it all the time. (There is a psychotherapist named Rick Carson, who calls this inner voice our “Gremlin.” I like the image that conjures for me.)
So what do we do?