So many of us struggle with nasty, negative thoughts, or what some might call "self-talk". We beat ourselves up because we didn't cook the dinner just right, or we forgot to pick up the dry cleaning on the way home, or we missed the grapes on the shopping list; the list can go on and on. We put so much pressure on ourselves to be SUPER-WOMAN, SUPER-MOM, and SUPER-WIFE, super this and super that.
Think about this...for every ONE negative statement, it takes EIGHT positive statements to make up for just that one negative thought.
WHY DO WE ALLOW OUR SELF TALK TO BE SO NEGATIVE?
Were we spoken to in a negative manner as a child? Were our educators addressing us in negative tones during our most sensitive development phase? Were we bullied by a classmate or relative?
Many of us also have deep-seated beliefs that are working against us. We may believe we don't deserve happiness or positive things in our lives. But that is a lie...a lie most of us have told ourselves our entire life. "This is the best it is going to get." "I will never be able to lose the weight before the summer." "I will never be able to finish my degree now since I have kids."
This type of negative self-talk must change. Unfortunately, you are your own worst enemy, but you should be your own BEST FRIEND! Be your own CHEERLEADER!
Would you want you daughter to see you having these conversations with yourself? What kind of message is that sending to her?
Love yourself for who you are, not who everyone else thinks you should be. We have one chance at this life, so be happy and get out there and live it to the fullest.
What would happen if you stood in front of the mirror every morning and told yourself...I LOVE YOU!
I bet doing this every day would kick the negative self-talk to the curb once and for all.
Try it...I DARE YOU!
Then hit the reply button below, and tell me how this is changing your self-talk.
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