Own Worst Critic
Your best mate has just been dumped by their boyfriend/girlfriend. Do you:
a) Lock them in their room and tell them that they're probably never going to get anyone to love them, ever. They broke everything. Basically, they are a waste of oxygen.
b) Take them out to the cinema (anything except a rom-com) and tell them: better luck next time.
It's a pretty easy choice* but would you pick the same option for yourself as you would your mate?
Next time you notice that you're being down on yourself, check yourself. 'Would I say that to my best friend?' If not, be kinder to yourself.
*the answer was b), best steer well clear of anyone who answered a).
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