HOW TO GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK when life makes you HARD ON YOURSELF! Including a FREE printable - an affirmation, I wrote to encourage Self-Love, Forgiveness & Letting Go... Being too hard on ourselves has damaging effects, not only on our mental health but also our physical health too. It is scientifically proven that negative thinking and negative thoughts worsen a person's health, lowers immunity and affects the brains function. Chronic stress, worry and negative emotions can unbalance our hormones and the brain needs a certain level of specific hormones to create the feeling of 'happiness'.