My self talk is often brutal.
I can honestly say I love myself, yet very often, the words I tell myself are more judgmental and cutting than anything I would ever say to another person.
Talk to yourself the way you would speak to a friend.
Be patient and kind.
Be open and understanding.
Be encouraging, but make no demands.
Love yourself with your words.
Tough love has a place, but it’s not the same thing as self-condemnation and shame.