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How do you talk to yourself?

Monday, March 25, 2013

Spark Coach topic for me today was negative self talk. I know I have trouble with this. I have worked on improving it before. You know, the "what would you say to a very good friend in this situation?"
One aspect I haven't thought about previously was how to handle tough situations like when alone & tired in the evening. Would I say, "it's okay, you're just too tired," or would I say, "Let's make the tough choice to comfort you another way. You can do it, I'll help you through the discomfort & we will come out better for it in the end."
What are my best interests & who is looking out for them if not me? Wait, let's change that one. I can guide myself to make optimal & enjoyable choices for me. I am learning along the way, just as every other human being is. Three cheers for trying. Three cheers for working on it.
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  • CTUPTON
    I get a food image in my brain and it calls to me. How do I stop that kind of self talk? Chris emoticon
    2800 days ago
  • GODDESSOFHOME
    It's really amazing how one little word can change the way our self talk affects us, I totally agree with SPSPSP1.
    2801 days ago
  • READYBETTY
    The more your self talk is positive you'll find you don't slip into the negative self talk as much. I remind myself I'm worth more and that helps me see myself as valued and gets me to explore all my options in the situation.
    2801 days ago
  • SPSPSP1
    You said, "Let's make the TOUGH choice". I recommend taking out the word "tough". Otherwise, you will always think of it that way as opposed to not thinking about it all like brushing your teeth or taking a shower. Also, I'd say something like I am capable of making great choices for myself. I wish you the best!
    2802 days ago
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