Self-deprecating humor or trash talking?

Once you change the words you use to talk to yourself, you will soon see your experiences changing in like manner.

I know for myself, I have spent a lot of time trying to improve myself. Much of that improvement has come in the face of feeling better about myself. So I do affirmations, visualization, self-talk monitoring, you name it.

But how do we talk about ourselves? For example, when I am with friends, one of my favorite things to say about myself is, “Well, you know, I’m not the brightest bulb