December 07, 2007

Overcoming negative self-talk

Does this sound familiar?

  1. I can't do that.
  2. I have no choice.
  3. They always do this.
  4. I'm too old.
  5. I'm too young.
  6. I'm too fat.
  7. I don't have experience.

These are some of the negative things we say to ourselves every day.

I heard once that 50 000 messages flash through our minds every single day. Wow!

Now imagine if even just 10% of those messages were negative? That's a huge mountain of self-doubt to climb!

What if you started changing it around? Say...
  1. I can do it. If I get stuck, I can always ask for help.
  2. I do have a choice. I will accept responsibility for my life.
  3. Yes, I am overweight but from today, I will start doing just ONE thing every week to take care of myself better.
You would be empowered with taking your life back, feel better about yourself and actually get more done so you can move towards your goals.

Every time you catch yourself saying something negative, STOP and rephrase what you just said. Make it a habit and you'll soon not even need the self-confidence shower curtain :)

What are some of the things you tell yourself?

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1 comment :

Ali said...

I am a bit of a negative self talker :( usually it's along the lines of not thinking I'm deserving enough/good enough