Since most people don’t like feeling something unpleasant that they cannot control, they will resort to harsh, punitive, critical, cruel negative self-talk or harsh self-judgment at the first indication of unpleasant feeling(s).
What’s the effect of thinking in such a negative manner over an extended period of time?
Interesting, you end up “feeling bad”.
The same kind of bad that you felt when you first started to feel anything unpleasant about your situation.
But you had no way to prevent and control those spontaneous unpleasant feelings – you do, however, have some semblance of control about what you say to yourself or how you evaluate yourself.
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