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. ????????
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