I find the best way to chase my "negativity parrot" away is to yell at it. LOL! Sounds weird and I know people occasionally think I'm crazy but, for me, my negativity parrot - or internal tape, if you will - is my mother. I grew up on a steady diet of negativity. I have learned that, when one of those old tapes start to run, if I just stop and say, out loud and strongly, "No! I am not stupid!" or "No! I am not going to fail!" it goes a long way. Just hearing myself say it with conviction is enough to chase it away...until next time. But there is no limit to the number of times you can should "NO!". LOL!
- 3/14/2011 10:31:40 AM