You would never tell a friend she was fat or he was stupid or that they couldn't do something and yet many people spend a majority of their day telling themselves exactly those kinds of things. We walk around with all this negative self talk clogging up our heads. If we wouldn't tell our friends those things, then why is it acceptable to say them to ourselves?
It shouldn't be acceptable. Negative self talk can hold us back in life and keep us from pursuing the kind of life we truly want to lead.
Positive affirmations can turn that around. It may sound silly, but standing in front of the mirror several times a day and repeating positive affirmations out loud can combat that negative self talk.
Write down 3 to 5 positive affirmations and tape them up on your mirror so that you see them as you get ready for work and bed. Say them out loud as you look at yourself in the mirror.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
I am smart.
I am kind.
I can be anything I want to be.
I am worthy of love.
What affirmations will you use? What kind of person could you be without negative self talk clogging up your head? Serenity Counseling Online wants to know. Comment on this post on our Facebook page.