You're not doing well.
What a loser!
Everything is falling apart.
Are you going to eat that?
Unhealthy voices can strike with a vengeance, leaving us cowering and unable to hear the healthy voices within.
Battling these vicious thoughts can be a daily struggle for some of us, but that doesn't mean we are powerless to combat them. The key to surviving these attacks is finding a way to amplify the healthy voices within us.
One way to key into our healthy voice is to share our experiences with a therapist or support group. With proper counsel, we can learn skills for dealing with the negative, as well as skills for developing positive reactions.
Surrounding ourselves with positive people is another way to combat these unhealthy thoughts. Many times the negative thoughts we are having are reflective of our feelings and not reflective of the true situation.
The truth is, with a little hard work and a lot of endurance, we can come through the struggle as victors. It all comes down to finding a way to support ourselves. If we have a hard time keying into our positive self-talk, we need to find a strategy to help us do it.