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Unread 01-06-2017, 01:47 PM   #40
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SD - please be your own best friend. Be kind to yourself. The things you say to yourself earlier in the thread... I'm willing to bet a HUGE sum of money that you would never ever say those things to or about another human being.

Self-talk can be a real ... stinker. Distracting yourself when your self-talk becomes mean is a great idea. So is reading, listening to music, trying to do math... If you are engaged in a math problem it is impossible for your brain to simultaneously be in "freak out" mode as well.

I used the above when I was going through what you are going through.

It was better when I required my self talk to only say things to myself that I would say to another friend. I know - sounds crazy.. but seriously... we are soooo mean to ourselves. It is unbelievable.

Journaling might help to... "You won't believe what my self-talk is saying right now...." Get it out, then do some math problems and come back later when you are feeling better. You will start to get perspective.

Hang in there. You've got this!
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