The words we say to others matter, but we also have to remember that the words we say to ourselves is equally important. If you wouldn't call your friends any of these words, you should never call yourself them either.

  • Stupid because you really don't give yourself enough credit sometimes. We all make mistakes, but that doesn't make us stupid. Learn from your past, and start to grow. Don't put so much pressure on yourself to be perfect because you will never get there, and that's okay!
  • Lazy is a terrible word to call yourself if you've worked all day and just can't seem to get yourself to the gym. Lacking motivation sometimes doesn't make you lazy. Just because you hit the snooze button in the morning doesn't mean the rest of the day is ruined.
  • Hopeless can make you feel more hopeless. Instead of taking yourself down, use words and phrases like you're "growing" or "coming into your own". Slow and steady wins the race, you know!

You wouldn't be mean to your friends with words like these, so don't be mean to yourself either.