Live with Passion and Stop Beating Yourself Up!

Live With Passion and Stop Beating Yourself Up!

By Chris Savage, M.PsychTh.

Stop Beating Yourself Up

Why Do We Beat Ourselves Up?

Are we hardwired to be our own worst enemies?

We’re always looking for ways to criticize and downplay our accomplishments while magnifying our failures.

But why do we do this to ourselves? And more importantly, how can we stop it?

There are many reasons we beat ourselves up or judge ourselves harshly. Whether it’s our past mistakes, unrealistic expectations we put on ourselves, we’re very good at criticizing ourselves.

Sometime’s we probably deserve to hear it. But it doesn’t solve any problems or make anything better.

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What’s a Better Alternative?

The better alternative to beating ourselves up is self-understanding and love. From that comes everything positive.

Focus, strength, confidence, and determination all stem from self-love. But it’s not always easy.

We’ve been beating ourselves up for so long it’s become second nature, but not anymore.

We can stop being hard on ourselves and live with passion by taking action towards the life we want.

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10 Reasons to Stop Beating Yourself Up

1. You’ll Be More Succesful

You’ll never get close to your potential if you don’t like yourself.

Many patients say, “of course I like myself,” but when they stop to think about their thoughts and actions, it’s true. They don’t like themselves.

When you stop beating yourself up, you can change focus from the negative to the positive.

Your mind is clear, and you can work on your goals and enjoy your life again.

2. You’ll See More Opportunities.

Opportunities are all around us at all times. But if we’re not in the right mindset, feeling depressed or sad, our consciousness doesn’t allow us to see them.

But when you start practicing self-love, the lens you view life through starts to change.

Opportunities relevant to your goals become more noticeable, and you have the personal energy and power to seize them and make them a reality.

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3. Better Health

It’s a fact that your brain chemicals and your physical health are intricately connected.

Your mood is created by certain chemicals released in your brain.

Some make you feel great, like dopamine and serotonin, but when the brain has low levels of these same chemicals, we feel sad and depressed.

So when you feel good, your brain releases feel-good chemicals that wash through every cell of your body.

Your entire mind and body thrive on positive brain chemicals, and you will notice your mental and physical health improving when you start being kind to yourself.

4. More Money

When you think better thoughts, you make better decisions.

You can’t make money if you’re busy beating up on yourself and feeling lousy about life.

But with self-confidence and motivation, we can become unstoppable.

When you start thinking correctly, your financial choices will be far superior to when you’re beating yourself up and giving yourself a hard time.

You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can accumulate more money once you become clear and focused on your financial plan.

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5. Better Relationships

You’re a much more likable person when you’re not moping around feeling sorry for yourself, which is the most counterproductive thing you can do.

You keep yourself from having the best because you don’t think you deserve it.

The same goes with the people you attract and allow into your life. They will be a reflection of you, to a large degree.

While you might have people who love you, no one wants to be around negativity all the time.

A defeatist attitude repels positive and successful people because they know how dangerous it is.

6. More Self Confidence

When you feel good, life is a fabulous adventure. But when you don’t, it can be a miserable experience.

You can’t succeed without confidence, and you can’t have belief without self-love.

When you remove self-defeat from your focus, you can improve everything around you.

Confident people enjoy themselves more and have less pain in their lives.

They become more successful than negative people who don’t like themselves.

7. Self Love and Positive Energy

Self-love and positive energy are the essential ingredients to living a happy and fulfilled life.

The problem is that while you’re beating yourself up, you are not displaying self-love or positive energy.

The harm caused by negative emotions goes beyond what you can see. Every cell in your body is affected by them.

It’s best to radiate self-love, but you can’t when your focus is on negativity.

You have to choose one or the other.

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8. You Can Release Your Past

One of the most common causes of beating ourselves up is regret or shame about the past.

Whether it’s something we did or something that was done, as long as we hold onto it, we’ll never be free to move forward with a clear heart or mind.

What happened happened. It’s in the past, but you bring it into the present day every time you relive it.

Releasing doesn’t mean forgetting.

Some memories will be with us forever, but we can choose to see them from a new perspective, one that empowers us somehow.

9. You Can Finally Achieve Your Goals

Achieving big goals is challenging.

It takes a lot of focus, determination, energy, and self-discipline, to name a few things.

Beating yourself up keeps you from your goals because you’re giving so much energy and thought to it and doing it so often.

Achieving goals takes sustained focus and implementation, and to keep going even when it feels like you’re getting nowhere.

10. To Enjoy the Beauty of Life

You influence your reality mainly by how you think and where you choose to focus.

When you’re weighing yourself down with self-loathing or negative self-talk, you’re in trouble.

If that’s where your consciousness is aimed, that’s all you’re going to get.

When you can refocus your aim away from the negative and more towards the positive, you can see the beautiful side of life and experience total abundance and joy.

Things to Remember

-We’re always looking for ways to criticize and downplay our accomplishments while magnifying our failures.
-Focus, strength, confidence, and determination all stem from self-love.
-You’ll never get close to your potential if you don’t like yourself.
-When you start practicing self-love, the lens you view life through starts to change.
-Your mood is created by certain chemicals released in your brain.
-With self-confidence and motivation, we can become unstoppable.
-A defeatist attitude repels positive and successful people because they know how dangerous it is.
-When you remove self-defeat from your focus, you can improve everything around you.

What Now?

​Reading this post is just the beginning – Now it’s time to ​TAKE ACTION!

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Best Quotes About Loving Life

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” — Buddha

“We accept the love we think we deserve.” — Stephen Chbosky

“How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.” — Rupi Kaur

“No other love no matter how genuine it is, can fulfill one’s heart better than unconditional self-love.” — Edmond Mbiaka

“People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.” — Dan Pearce