Self-critical thoughts can be overwhelming. They can consume your day and make it difficult to focus on anything else. These types of negative thoughts can harm you in numerous ways.
Self-criticism can be an ongoing dialogue inside your head. Most of these thoughts focus on flaws, whether actual or perceived. Sometimes the thoughts start after a critical comment from another person.
In rare cases, self-criticism can be useful. It may increase humbleness and provide a way to evaluate mistakes. However, most of the time, self-criticism creates unnecessary pain and suffering.
Self-critical thoughts can increase the risk of depression, anxiety, stress, and other mental health issues. They also weaken your self-esteem and confidence.
Luckily, you can learn to reframe these negative thoughts in your head and overcome them.
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