The way that we talk to ourselves, that voice inside of head, has a huge impact on our outlook, our motivation and dedication to ourselves and our lives. It might not feel like it, but with practice you can change your self-talk. Positive self-talk is any thought you think, or any speech you say to yourself that uplifts your social, moral, spiritual wellbeing and results in improvement. Positive self-talk can be used for greater confidence, adopting a healthier lifestyle and reducing stress. Examples include;
• I am capable
• I know who I am and I am special
• I love eating healthy food
• I am confident around other people
• I always observe before reacting
• I know with time and effort I can achieve
• I love challenges and what I learn from overcoming them
These are just some examples of positive self-talk.
It can easily slip your mind to regularly practice positive self talk and it might even feel a bit strange at first. Try reminding yourself with post-it notes on items or places you see or use daily, for example on the mirror, on your computer screen, inside of your wallet, on your bedroom door.
Use it when you wake up, when you’re on the bus, waiting for a cup of coffee, playing sport, lying down, use it every day, in all situations.