When you’re stuck in a loop

Sometimes it seems that everything is going wrong. That your life is spiraling out of control. And this makes you feel like a failure.

The more you fail, the more you think of yourself as a failure.

The more you think of yourself as a failure, the more you fail.

Stop sabotaging yourself. Here are eight practical ways to change your self-description.

“When you get stuck in a negative cycle, meditate on the accomplishments in your life—the big accomplishments and the small ones. Determine the positive attributes that must have been present for those to occur. And begin focusing more on those positive traits than any negative descriptions.”