8. Negative self talk.
Negative self talk can be a big part of the problem. Often, we don’t realize how negative we talk to ourselves. We berate ourselves for the tiniest mistakes, and sometimes even for neutral events, all day long. If our thoughts manifested as an individual who followed us around and spoke the words out loud that we say in our own inner monologues, we would probably get pretty fed up with him or her. However, when the dialogue is internal and we are so used to our inner critic, we let the voice get away with abusing us. Try talking to yourself the way you would talk to your best friend, and give yourself a break.