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Controlling Negative Self Talk

We all talk to ourselves constantly and some of what we say to ourselves can be very negative and even destructive.

How many times in a day do you call yourself stupid, say you have a bad memory, or you don’t look?

What you say to yourself over and over again sets you up for your moods, emotional state, and how you interact throughout your day.

Try these simple steps:

1. Identify your negative self-talk: Pay attention to your inner dialogue. When you find yourself in a negative thought spiral, take note of the thoughts and turn them into positive ones.

2. Take control of your thoughts: Don’t let your thoughts control you. Take time to stop and think about the thoughts that are running through your mind. Are they helping or hurting you? 3. Reframe problems: Rather than seeing problems as insurmountable, reframe them as challenges to be overcome. 4. Visualize success: Visualizing success can help you achieve it. Take time to imagine yourself succeeding, and focus on the positive feelings associated with it. 5. Practice gratitude: Gratitude is a powerful tool for changing your mindset. Make a concerted effort to appreciate the good things in your life. 6. Surround yourself with positive people: Make a conscious effort to be around those who have a positive attitude. 7. Take action: Don’t just think about making changes – take action. Taking action will help you build momentum and make progress. 8. Practice positive self-talk: Talk to yourself like you would a friend. Be encouraging and focus on the positive.

Attempt to do this on an hourly basis and notice the changes in how you feel and also how other people are reacting to how you are behaving. Self-talk can be very destructive if it is repetitive. So go ahead and change that self-talk, love yourself, be kind to yourself, and be grateful.

Helen Vella.

Mindset is the Key to Transformation.



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