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Posted: 7/17/2014 - Improving self esteem exercise
Think back to the last time you were distressed by something you did or didn’t do.
Write down the specific thoughts you had about yourself. For example: I’m ugly…stupid…awkward…fat…etc.
While you may not actually believe these messages about yourself right now….these thoughts can have an enormous negative effect on you when you are distressed.
Now write down what your best friend would say about you regarding the incident that distressed you. Choose the thought that serves you best.
Remember: The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. William James
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