Self-talk is something we do all the time. I’ve been practicing positive self-talk for a while now, and I thought I’d share what I have with others trying out positive self-talk. Positive self-talk makes me feel good and helps me see a situation from different perspectives. Getting used to sticking to a habit can be a bit hard in the beginning, but with a bit of practice it’ll definitely work.
Here are a few examples of negative statements I am trying to turn into positive ones.
|Negative Self-talk||Positive Self-talk|
|I can’t do this, it’s impossible.||A bit hard, but I’ll give it a go.|
|This is too hard. I give up.||I just need to practice a little more.|
|I made a huge mistake.||Everyone makes mistakes, that’s how we learn and grow.|
|How can I be so stupid.||I am ok just the way I am.|
|I’m not good at this.||I still need a bit more practice.|
|I don’t want to talk in front of many people.||Just take a deep breath and you’ll be fine.|
|I feel sad and lazy today.||I am in charge of how I feel. I will choose joy and happiness today.|
|They will laugh at me if I lose.||It doesn’t matter what other people think. I’ll do my best.|
|I’m not going to get any better at this.||I just need some more practice.|
|I’ve never done this before and I’ll be bad at it.||There’s a first time for everything. It’s an opportunity to try something new.|
Not a lot, but just a little something I decided to start with. Taking care of our mental health is really important and I believe positive self-talk does help with stressful situations in our lives. My goal is to get better at positive self-talk.
Have you tried positive self-talk?