• Patricia Ferreira

Negative Self Talk Be Gone!

Updated: Apr 26, 2019

Have you ever started just going in on yourself for the smallest reason? Spilled a glass of water - “I’m such an idiot! Gosh I’m so klutzy. What kind of a moron do you have to be to do that?”

Or you wake up in the morning, getting ready for work and you’re, just frankly, being a jerk to yourself - “I have so many spots on my face, my nose is too big, I wish my eyelashes were longer…”

Or maybe you’re an expert at the comparison game. Just walking down the street comparing yourself negatively to other.

Whatever your poison of choice is, I want you to stop it right now. That’s it. You’re done being a jerk to yourself.

You gonna say any of that baloney to your friend? I didn’t think so. Your friend is smart and gorgeous and kind and if ANYONE said that to her you’d be pissed! I'll bet she feels the same way about you - so be your own friend and stop filling your mind with garbage talk about yourself!

The way we talk to ourselves has a huge impact on our lives. If we tell ourselves that we "always make bad decisions" - the chances of us making a bad decision sky rocket! Your brain wants to be right. So lets guide ourselves and our brain to greatness!

Here are 3 helpful tips to help with the negative chatter:

1. Write down 5 awesome things about yourself. Do it. Now.

Now take your list of awesomeness and hang it by your mirror and every morning and night you remind yourself of how awesome you are!

Affirmation: I have much to celebrate about myself and my life.

2. Gently correct yourself

I'm basically telling you to disagree with yourself. Because that mean, nasty chatter you have going on right now is a pack of lies! So, if you find yourself thinking negatively, you get to choose to end the thought differently.

You find yourself thinking: "I'm so lazy, I should have finished this sooner" Finish it with: "...But I'm doing it now and I'm going to do a great job!"

Negativeness: "I'm such an idiot." Correction: "Actually, no, I'm not, I'm constantly learning and improving."

Show yourself some love, compassion, and forgiveness.

Affirmation: I release the need to judge myself and my body.

3. Tell yourself “I love you”

That's right. Once you're done reminding yourself of how awesome you are, throw a few "I love yous" at yourself. Find something you do multiple times during the day and incorporate the "I love you" into it.

Ex. Every time you put on chapstick, every time you wash your hands, every

time you check your phone etc.

Affirmation: I am worthy of love and joy.

As we learn to release the negative self talk and replace it with loving and caring statements, we give ourselves permission to shine and grow in this life! It's what you want for your loved ones and for yourself. So ditch the negative self-talk and embrace yourself!

Much Love & Light

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  -W.E.B Dubois

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