The Surprising Truth About Negative Self-Talk and How to Stop It, According to Monica Lewinsky

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Jim has been teaching meditation and positive self talk since 1982.

Millions of people suffer from self-bullying, the negative self-talk that can harm your mental health and well-being. Monica Lewinsky shares her personal story and her powerful tips to stop it.

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I’m always on the lookout for inspiring stories and practical tips to help you improve your self-talk and boost your happiness.

Today, I want to share with you an article that caught my eye. It’s about how Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern who became the target of a media frenzy and public shaming, learned to stop bullying herself and reclaim her voice.

I liked this article because it shows how powerful our self-talk can be, and how we can change it for the better.

Monica Lewinsky shares her personal journey of overcoming negative self-talk and self-bullying, which she calls “the silent epidemic”. She also offers some useful advice on how to challenge and replace the harsh words we say to ourselves with more compassionate and supportive ones.

I think this article is a great reminder that we are not alone in our struggles, and that we can always choose to be kinder to ourselves and others.

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And remember, you are not your mistakes, you are not your flaws, you are not your worst critic. You are a valuable and worthy person who deserves respect and love. So, next time you catch yourself saying something mean or hurtful to yourself, stop and ask: would I say this to a friend? If not, then don’t say it to yourself either. Instead, say something positive and encouraging that makes you feel good. Trust me, it will make a huge difference in your life.

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Monica Fights Self Bullying

Stop Self Bullying

Monica Lewinsky, who is known for her work as a producer, author and social activist, has launched a powerful campaign to help people quit what she describes as “self-bullying”, or the negative self-talk and unnecessary self criticism many of us share with ourselves. She says that self-bullying is a “silent epidemic” that affects millions of people around the world, and that it can have serious consequences for our mental health and well-being.

The campaign, called ‘Stand up to Yourself’, officially kicked off with the release of a two-minute film showing pairs of people reading cruel and hurtful comments off a card. The comments are not directed at each other, but at themselves. The film reveals how harsh and unkind we can be to ourselves, and how we often say things to ourselves that we would never say to a friend or a stranger. The film also shows how these negative comments can affect our mood, confidence, and self-esteem.

The film ends with a message from Monica Lewinsky, who says: “We need to stop bullying ourselves. We need to stand up to ourselves. We need to be kinder to ourselves.” She invites people to join the campaign by taking a pledge to stop self-bullying and to start practicing positive self-talk. She also encourages people to share their stories and experiences with self-bullying on social media using the hashtag #StandUpToYourself. She says that by doing so, we can create a more compassionate and supportive community for ourselves and others.

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My Biggest Takeaway

The one biggest takeaway from this article for me is that we have the power to change our self-talk and our self-image. We don’t have to let the negative voices in our head define us or limit us. We can choose to be more compassionate and supportive to ourselves, just as we would be to a friend or a loved one. I think this is important for the reader because it can help them improve their mental health, happiness, and confidence. It can also help them cope with the challenges and pressures of life, and to achieve their goals and dreams. I hope you agree with me, and that you will join me in standing up to yourself and being kinder to yourself. You deserve it!

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