I have a question for you: Have you ever lied to yourself? I know that it sounds like a silly question, but think about it. We are all guilty of lying to ourselves at some point or another. Some people lie and say they are happy when really they are not, just so their friends don’t worry. Others might tell themselves that they can do anything even if they really can’t. And sometimes we tell ourselves that the consequences of our actions will be better than what actually happens. But what are the consequences of lying to yourself?
If you are telling yourself that your actions will have a good outcome when in reality they won’t, then what happens when the situation doesn’t end well? You’re left feeling sad and disappointed for lying to yourself.
Sometimes if we tell ourselves that we can do anything even though deep down inside we know it isn’t true, there might be some serious consequences. One of these could be giving up too easily on something because you think “it’s not worth it.” But sometimes this is just our inner voice trying to protect us from disappointment by convincing us that this thing won’t work out anyway so why try anymore? The problem with doing things like this is that it prevents us from reaching any of our goals or dreams.
When we lie to ourselves, it’s not just our ego that pays the price. It also affects our self-esteem and other people in different ways. For example, if you think of yourself as being great at sports but then a friend tells you “actually I don’t know why you are so good” this might make your self esteem drop or some close relationships may end because they’re unfulfilled with what is expected from them by the person who lied to themselves.
But there are also consequences for those around us when we tell others lies about how things are going when we deep down inside have no idea whether they really will be okay or not (i.e., telling someone everything is fine without actually knowing). If something goes wrong, one can feel guilty because they didn’t speak up when the person needed help.
For most people it’s difficult to tell ourselves that we are being unfair or unreasonable but many times this is true and has been demonstrated in study after study done on our behavior with others.
It affects your self-esteem.
Lying to yourself can affect relationships with other people.
Lying about what’s really going on in your life makes life more complicated for everyone involved, especially you!
The Harsh Truth About Self lying: The Consequences of Lying To Yourself
In the moment it feels easier to lie than admit that something is wrong and deal with whatever consequences come next; but lying often has long term repercussions for our health, happiness, success–and even morality too. Here are three symptoms of a problem that will surely get worse if not addressed head on: Unhappiness Relationship Trouble Lack Of Success” You’re much better off telling the truth.
You can’t hide from yourself- you have to work through these problems head-on in order to be happy in your life as well as make those close around you feel happier too! Stop hiding or being afraid and just be honest with yourself and those around you.
Take a look at these three symptoms of lying to yourself, are they familiar?
Symptom # One: Unhappiness
This is one of the most well-known symptoms. Lies often make us unhappy because we are never satisfied with what we have and it’s hard to feel content when you’re constantly looking for something else. This can be seen in many people who lie about their successes, relationships, or anything really! They are always trying to chase after more while they miss out on all that is right next door to them–right there under their nose. Often happiness comes from being happy where you are at, not chasing a fantasy somewhere down the road.
Symptom # Two: Relationship Trouble
One of the worst things about lying? It hurts those around us too!
Lies can cause relationship problems because people are always trying to hide them and it’s a lot of stress on the individual. They don’t want anyone else knowing their secret, so they keep things bottled up–making everything worse in the long run (not just for themselves but also those close). The more an issue is ignored, the larger it becomes until eventually there may be nothing left to do about it but confront that person head-on with all you know or feel about what was going on behind closed doors.
Symptom # Three: Negative Self-Talk
This symptom applies mainly when lying is turning into a habit instead of only occasional slipups. Lies change how we think about ourselves and create negative self talk over time! This is because we’re constantly trying to cover up the truth and are too afraid of being found out. It becomes a vicious cycle, where we tell ourselves that everything is all right when it really isn’t–and this outcome can be something as simple as feeling ashamed or embarrassed for lying in the first place.
What are some things you might do if you’re starting to feel like there’s no way back from your lies? First off, don’t sleep on what could happen just because it feels good now: nothing lasts forever and there will always be consequences! If you think telling someone about how much of life has been stolen by these secrets would help them understand why honesty is so important, then try doing that instead before anything else happens.