They say that seeing your goals written in your own handwriting is a powerful thing, moreso if you record yourself saying them proudly and replaying them often because goals spoken to you in your own voice hold more weight and significance than any typographical print on your office wall.
So to, this power applies to the negatives. We have an uncanny ability to destroy ourselves from the inside out, to take a positive and turn it into a negative without any reason or evidence that it may sway that way. We overanalyse everything before it happens and imagine and fear the potential negative ramifications of our actions without reason, other than our mind believing in the inevitability that we will fail.
It doesn't matter what it is, whether it's in regard to your relationship, your career, your image or your self-worth, it's imperative that you speak to yourself with reverence, a gratitude for simply remembering to breathe, a gratitude for function and intelligence, for qualities and characteristics that make you so entirely unique and inherently good.
Instead of picking yourself apart as you look in the mirror, look deeper - catch your own eye and tell yourself how proud you are of your accomplishments, thank yourself for pressing on even in the most trying adversity, choose a quality of your personality that you admire. It's not ego, it's balance.
You wouldn't speak to your boss, even someone on the street with the kind of language and criticism that you apply to yourself so why do you think it's ok to drag yourself down at every turn?
Be proud of who you are. Catch the negative thoughts before they form, believe in the people around you and in yourself. Your body, your heart, your soul, your mind haven't given up on you, so don't give up on them.