I catch myself on a regular basis saying something like, “Maggie, you dolt” or “Ugh, Maggie, what were you thinking.” (Yes, I talk to myself.) I think we all sometimes subtly, sometimes more obviously put ourselves down. Sometimes with the way we look at ourselves or the way we think about ourselves.

This year, catch yourself when you’re thinking negative thoughts about you. Try to stop and exchange the bad thought with a good one.