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Self Talk

on 06/23/2012

Self talk is the most important communication you will ever have.  Self talk effects our self confidence, self esteem, our mood and our power to accomplish things.  Think about how you would talk to a child or a friend.  Would you be encouraging, kind and nurturing?   Do you talk to yourself that way?

I encourage you to improve your inner dialect.  When you start to think I can’t say I can with a little practice, or I can if I try hard enough or I can if this is something I really want.  Change the thoughts of I ‘m stupid, I’m no good to I am smart I am good.  I can do it.

Find a picture of yourself as a child and really look at it.  The next time you are engaged in negative self talk think of that picture of yourself and how you wouldn’t talk to a child that way so you won’t talk to yourself that way.  You are a miracle,  a beautiful creation, appreciate and talk kindly and encouragingly to yourself.  You will boost your self esteem and confidence.  You may even begin to feel better and happier.

That’s my STAY POSITIVE thought for the week.

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6 responses to “Self Talk

  1. T.K. Coleman says:

    This is great advice, Sara. The “imagine yourself as a child” exercise is a really good element to add to the mix. Sometimes we forget that the rules of respect and common decency are still the same when applied to our own selves. Keep writing.

  2. I love this Sara! I do this all the time – it takes practice but is well worth the effort. I have young kids so it comes naturally to me. I am constantly aware of how I speak to my kids with encouragement and support and so I turn that same respect back on myself. I think more adults should practice this exercise. I think it is helpful in understanding compassion for others. Viewing other adults as the child they once were and really the child that is still in them.

    By the way, congratulations on your 1-in-100 Warrior Award. It’s well deserved.

  3. granbee says:

    Wonderful, wonderful post reminding us of how empowering the right “self talk” can be. Say on, dear Sara. And congrats many times over on your fine award from Miro!

  4. OneHotMess says:

    Thank you, Sara! Someone has finally given me permission to talk to myself 😉 I love this! Changing the internal dialogue makes all of the difference! Xoxoxo

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