I saw a video the other day that had a great message that I think should be shared to others. The idea was that when you insult yourself, you are insulting your younger self. The version of you that would be proud of how far you have come. The version of you that had not yet endured everything you have. Imagine walking up to your younger self and saying the things you say to yourself right now. You would never do that, so why are you talking to yourself the way you do now? When you are being mean to, degrading, and hating yourself, you are hurting them.
Think about how you would want someone to talk to you or how you would talk to others and try talking to yourself in the same manner. You are with you the most, why wouldn’t you be kind to yourself?