"Why do we do it to ourselves? that is fall prey to negative thinking, negative thoughts that drain you of energy and keep you from being in the present moment.
So smile, surround yourself with positive people, read positive things, change your thoughts from negative to positive, don't be the victim, be kind to others. The list of positivity goes on and on.
Something I like to do when I'm out in town is to smile at random people and its surprising how good you feel when they smile back, and Im sure it must brighten up their day also. Try it." - Susan
How to Master Positive Self Talk and Banish Negativity
Your inner critic doesn’t always need to be so harsh. You can be more compassionate and forgiving towards yourself by practicing positive self-talk.