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Positive Self-Talk

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Lately I have been engaging in negative self-talk. You know, the voice in your head that says, you messed up!" and "I knew you didn't have it in you to keep this up" and "why bother". That nasty voice that has not right to be in our heads has been streaming steady negative thoughts at me and I have been letting it get me down.

Not today. Nope. That voice is being flooding with positive self-talk. I have two good answered for each negative one. It's mid-afternoon now. That other voice has been hard at work all day. Lets see how well it sounds when I surround myself with positive people this evening. It will be drowned out completely by all the positive talk of both my friends and I.

I have started treating myself like I am my own best friend. I sure would never tell her "why bother!" Not only would I never say it, she wouldn't listen to it!

The day was not terrific, but I have put the wheels in motion to end it on a positive, terrific note!

Thank you to all my sparkfriends who are so influential and encouraging!

Best wishes!

Denise
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SLIMTHICK2 10/27/2012 6:04AM

    Good for you! Have a great weekend. emoticon

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EILEA73 10/26/2012 9:52PM

    I need to take that advice!! All too often I am HARSH on myself! I'm going to try some positive self talk!

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FEELINGFITERIN 10/25/2012 2:47PM

    That is awesome that you have addressed the situation and you are taking care of it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ZMONEY 10/25/2012 1:52PM

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BEBOP4ME 10/25/2012 1:32PM

    Good for you! Don't let any negative talk in your head!

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FITNFUNJEN 10/25/2012 11:57AM

    Denise, that's awesome! I know I can't get negative too, but it really makes a difference when we focus on the positive!

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ATLTRAINR 10/25/2012 5:40AM

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JINLYNN 10/25/2012 12:24AM

    Great idea to talk to yourself like you would your best friend, because that is who we should be - our own best friends.
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1STATEOFDENIAL 10/24/2012 11:20PM

    Another thought would be to write positive messages to yourself on sticky notes and leave them around the house. In the bathroom, remind yourself you're beautiful when looking in the mirror. Above the stove remind yourself that you're a good cook. Seeing it can help emphasize the positive self-talk you're hearing in your head. And even if you don't believe it at first, if you keep at it eventually those positive statements will become a part of you.

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JAXMOMMY 10/24/2012 7:27PM

    I always, always, always work to negate every negative thought with a positive! When that voice cries why bother or you can't do it I simply add a right now to the end, but soon.... I can do it; you can do it! We can shut that negative voice up for good! Good for you! Keep up the positive self-talk! It will change your world entirely!

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FAIRLIGHT914 10/24/2012 6:56PM

    I know that voice all too well! Bugged me most of the day today! I could't turn it off no matter how hard I tried...but well, in the end, I shut it right up! So there, take that! emoticon

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TRACYKHOLM45 10/24/2012 4:21PM

    emoticon You Go Girlfriend

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NORWOODGIRL 10/24/2012 3:57PM

    Yahoo, Denise! You deserve all the good things that you are saying to yourself. Enjoy your evening - and take what your friends say to heart. emoticon emoticon

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LISAMG1220 10/24/2012 3:57PM

    I love this blog!! I think positive self talk is one of the most important things that you can do. I love your idea of coming up with 2 positives for one negative. That is wonderful!! Thank you for sharing and encouraging us all!

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