The way you talk to yourself and others can give you power or it can take power away from you. Many of us have developed a bad habit of negative self-talk and we don’t even think about what we are saying to ourselves and others. Our words are often critical, unkind, unfair, rude or even cruel. If we don’t take the time to stop and really think about what we are saying, we will continue on with this bad habit.
What kind of words are you using? Stop and actually listen to yourself. Do you hear positive words or negative words coming out of your mouth? If you are saying negative words, you are probably thinking negative thoughts and this means it is time to re-train your brain to think positive thoughts. Positive words are full of encouragement and positive energy. Negative words are full of discouragement and are a huge drain on our energy. Which ones would you rather hear spoken to you? Which ones would others prefer spoken to them? The obvious answer is positive words.
Practice saying positive statements on purpose. Don’t just wait until you are in a conversation. Take time each day to practice using positive words. Look in a mirror and say something nice and encouraging. Write some positive statements and repeat them over and over until they become habit. Don’t think you can’t change the way you think and talk because you can. Over time, you developed a habit of using negative self-talk and you can also develop a habit of using positive self-talk. It just takes a lot of patience and practice.
Change your self-talk and change your life. Being positive has so many more benefits than being negative. It improves relationships, helps build confidence, provides happiness and brings peace.
Every waking moments we talk to ourselves about the things we experience. Our self-talk, the thoughts we communicate to ourselves, in turn control the way we feel and act. ~John Lembo