What is negative self-talk? Any time that you scold yourself about something you did or said, you are using negative self-talk. When you do it to yourself, it feels so bad and it can ruin your day. It also promotes low self-esteem and makes you physically sick.
Here's a method I have used that really promotes instant relief:
1. Reaction: You find yourself thinking of something you did that was stupid. (in your opinion).
2. Realization: Here I go again with self-blaming!