Why Do Women Have So Much Trouble Being Nice To Themselves?

by Morgan Greenwald
Morgan is a writer on the branded content team who loves breakfast food almost as much as she loves dogs.

It’s true what they say: We are our own harshest critics. Even when we don’t deserve it, we have a tendency to put ourselves down and harp on even our smallest flaws and mistakes.

In this episode of Truth Bomb Mom, Kristina Kuzmic decided to conduct a little experiment to show some women just how hard on themselves they really are.

For her experiment, Kristina invited some fellow moms over to her house to talk about the things they criticize themselves for. Every mom was critical of herself for something different, but all were equally harsh when it came to scrutinizing their actions and perceived flaws.

“‘You’re never going to lose the weight,'” one mom told Kristina when asked what she often tells herself. “I know that’s not true, but the more you tell yourself that, the more you sort of believe it.”

After all of the moms told Kristina the things they say to themselves, Kristina pulled out photos of their younger selves and asked them to say these cruel things to the young, innocent versions of themselves.

“She looks happy,” one woman says. “I don’t want to crush her spirit.”

Instead of telling their young counterparts everything that’s wrong with them, the moms did something completely different and decided to encourage them with nice words.

“You’re enough; you’re good,” one mom says.

Kristina even joined in on the niceties and tells her younger self: “Your opinion matters. Your talents matter. You’re not inadequate. You don’t have to change who you are in order for people to like you.”

Check out the video below to see how the experiment changed the women’s perceptions of themselves, and make sure to SHARE this video with every woman you know!

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