Self-Talk Can Help Your Walk With Fibromyalgia

Self-Talk Can Help Your Walk With Fibromyalgia

Through the Fog

How are you at practicing positive “self-talk?”

I know this topic will be difficult for some, and perhaps impossible for others. But what we say to ourselves really impacts our attitude toward ourselves, our circumstances and how our days develop.

Think of words that would help you feel safe, supported, encouraged. Write down those words. Now, use those words to think about what you might say to your best friend.

Then, again using the same words and phrases, think what you could say to yourself. For example if you used the word “loved,” you could say “I am loved,” or “I am lovable,” or “I am worthy of receiving love.”

Be kind to yourself. You are an amazing person, wonderfully made, strong and persevering. Don’t give in to the temptation of putting yourself down or saying negative things about yourself. You will be amazed at how much better you will feel choosing positive self-talk over negative self-talk. Build yourself up instead of tearing yourself down.

In the same way that you would extend kindness and compassion to a friend, extend it to yourself. There are enough negative words spoken to us; let’s not repeat those to ourselves. I don’t have to know you personally to know you are an incredible person. Believe it!

Here are some positive affirmations to say aloud daily:

I am loved.
I am working on getting healthy.
I am strong.
I forgive myself.
I am worthy of happiness.
I am changing every day.
I am fearless.
I am happy.
I am successful.
I am living life to the fullest.
I am joyful.
I am growing stronger.

I’m a survivor.
God will get me through this.
I have many blessings.

 

It’s so common for us to criticize ourselves, I’d like to see us turn that around and start speaking positive things. You are strong and you are an overcomer! The words we speak about ourselves really impact our attitude for good or ill. Give it a try. Write them down so you see them daily. Share some that you have used to help you in your journey.

What helps you to stay positive in the midst of your pain and struggle? Please post in the comments and don’t forget to share on social media. Let’s get the word about “self-talk” out to those who need it. ????????

Note: Fibromyalgia News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. The opinions expressed in this column are not those of Fibromyalgia News Today, or its parent company, BioNews Services, and are intended to spark discussion about issues pertaining to fibromyalgia.

8 comments

  1. Patrice says:

    What helps me stay strong is knowing my Heavenly Father is there for me, watching over me and loving me. Knowing that He has a plan for me, even though I may not be able to see it, is so encouraging. I can’t say I’m always perfect in trusting Him. I have my bad days too but overall His love is definitely what keeps me carrying on!

  2. Em says:

    Positive self-talk for many is so very difficult. Yes, we are all survivors in many ways and come from varied walks of life. I have also learned that a person w/ PTSD is more prone to fibro. The PTSD was not my fault nor is the fibro. Throw depression into the mix and there are days that are like traveling down the River Styx w/ Cerebus snapping, snarling and drooling trying to snatch me from the boat, chew me to pieces and throw me through the Gate of Hades.
    Positive self-talk is a challenge and a daily hurdle. My depression is cognitive and I have days I do not even want to think and remind myself of all the blessings.
    God is faithful and patient. I write poetry and paint/draw when the body allows. Nature and the creatures dwelling herein are what keep me going. What a loving God to provide a beautiful world!!!
    Thank you the time you spend and the insight you have shared and continue sharing.

    • Robin Dix says:

      Em, I agree, self-talk that is positive can be a struggle at times. I would enjoy reading some of your poetry and looking at your art ???? It is truly an honor for me to share my thoughts and insights. ????

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *