“Self Talk” is the self-generated dialogue taking place privately in our minds. Most people take these thoughts for granted, and many people believe that they are beyond our control, sort of like random bits of information that pop in and out of our brains over which we have little to no control.
The good news is that we actually do have a lot of control over how we talk to ourselves, and it all starts with being aware of what we are telling ourselves.
The next time you are getting ready for the day, take a minute to stop and pay attention to the conversation happening in your mind. What kind of things are being said in your head? Is what’s being said helping you feel better about yourself? Or is your internal dialogue negative? If so, stop it!
One thing we are working on in our small group training is positive self talk. We discovered in our class that many of us were guilty of negative self talk. Especially when it came to our bodies and how we look.
Now, we are telling ourselves and each other that
“Our body is a beautiful work of art. It is a work in progress but none-the-less it is beautiful in its current state.”
I encourage you to listen to your self talk and replace any negativity with a positive affirmation. The results are amazing.