You've probably heard "Talk to yourself like you'd talk to someone you love" as foolproof advice to shift your negative self-talk. Easy, right?
But if this is the way to a healthier internal dialogue...then why doesn't it work? Why it it so hard to talk lovingly to ourselves like we'd talk lovingly to someone we care a great deal about?
Here's why: it's hard because we're not talking to people this way.
This episode is all about why "would you say that to a friend?!" is half-baked advice, and how to really practice shifting the script instead.
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