Introverts/HSPs can be hard on themselves at times. The fact that they process the world internally (and often alone), can result in a ruthless interpretation of stuff.
You might be beating yourself up about how you’re doing, who you are, and what you believe about yourself. I think everyone does this a little bit from time to time.
In this week’s episode we will look at the impact beating yourself up can have on your wellbeing.
Everyone spends time beating themselves up. It’s pretty natural. But it’s not that healthy or helpful, and it can stop us from being truly and fully ourselves.
The more we can curb it, the better because it means we can be more present with ourselves, more supportive of others, and less judgemental.
So what does it look like to beat yourself up?
- Negative Self-Talk and Limiting Beliefs
- Focussing on What You’re NOT
- Agonising Over Things Out of Your Control
- Being Unable to Accept a Compliment
- Dwelling on criticisms, and Negative Feedback
In the show we unpack some of the sources of self-beating.
- Lack of Self-Care
The belief that you can acheive happiness, inner-peace, or perfection by beating yourself up is no different to trying to punch yourself beautiful. It’s trying to mould something intricate and subtle…with your fist.
You wont acheive happiness, you wont achieve perfect, and you wont achieve the thing you’re trying to achieve…unless you learn to accept yourself and stop beating yourself up.
Ultimately, if you don’t take time to care for yourself you will lose sight of your own worth and value as a person.
- Physical Care: eating well, exercising, and getting plenty of sleep
- Emotional Care: spending time doing stuff that brings you joy, engaging with close meaningful relationships
- Spiritual Care: stepping away from the busyness of everyday life and reconnecting with yourself in a cosmic context
Over to You
Do you ever beat yourself up? Which of the things in this episode do you relate to, and what one thing can you do this week to beat yourself up a little less? Please leave your response in the comments below.
As mentioned in the episode, I’ve put together a bonus PDF that is available for Patreon members: