Monday Mojo for Caregivers – Cultivating Positive Self-Talk
Hello and welcome to Monday Mojo for Caregivers. Everybody has in mental chatter. Sometimes we talk to ourselves, but unfortunately, some of our self-talk is negative. This negativity can destroy self-esteem, hope and optimism.
Our actions are inspired by our thoughts. If we can change the way we think, we can begin to change the actions we take. It is human nature to seek personal growth; whether financially, emotionally, physically or spiritually. Practicing positive self-talk can help us set in motion actions that will bring us greater rewards.The following are a few steps to positive self-talk.
By following these steps you will begin to rid your inner conversations of negativity and instead have empowering thoughts.
The first step is one of awareness. It will be hard to make a change to positive thinking without being conscious of the thoughts that run through your mind. A common negative talk involves telling yourself “I can’t”. When you say to yourself “I can’t” or “it is too difficult”, you are creating a resistance. Having such a mental block will prevent you from achieving a task you could otherwise succeed at.
Anytime you catch yourself saying “I can’t”, turn around and challenge yourself with, “Why can’t I?”
The second step is to come up with a personal affirmation. Affirmations are positive statements of a desired outcome or goal. They are usually short, believable and focused. By repeating them over and over again, you build positivity into your subconscious mind, opening up the possibility of new thoughts or beliefs.
An important step when repeating affirmations is that you need to read your affirmations aloud with feeling. Initially you may be skepticism toward the statement of your positive affirmation. However, if you follow this simple set of instructions your skepticism will soon give way to a new set of beliefs.
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