Self-Talk That Uplifts You

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How To Practice Self-Talk That Uplifts You

Whether you realize it or not, you’re constantly in a mental chatter. You talk to yourself all day, and that self-talk can be positive or negative. It can be tainted by guilt and anxiety, destroying your seeds of hope. Your thoughts inspire your actions, and if you can change how you think, you will see it.

It’s natural to seek growth. It’s human nature. We want to grow physically, financially, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. You can do that by practicing positive self-talk. The following steps will help you purge negative self-talk and embrace empowering thoughts that uplift you.

• Eliminate Negative Chatter

Awareness is the first step. It won’t be easy to become a positive thinker if you aren’t aware of the thoughts running through your mind. You cannot underestimate these negative thoughts’ power over you. Awareness is what allows you to process them. Perhaps stretching back into your childhood, you had a teacher who consistently told you you’d never amount to anything. It was a long time ago, but we often internalize these thoughts and allow them to influence our self-talk. When you find yourself indulging in negative chatter, replace it with something positive.

• Positive Affirmations

An affirmation is a positive statement. It should be focused, short, and believable. When you consistently repeat your affirmations, you create inroads in your subconscious mind, which unlocks your ability to think positively.

Be bold when you repeat these affirmations, look yourself in the eye, and say it loud and proud. You might not always be able to repeat your affirmations aloud, so you must take the opportunity wherever possible.

• A Positive Script

It’s easy to build a negative thought on top of another negative thought. That spirals out of control and can trap you in limited situations. You can make positive thoughts on positive thoughts instead. The best way to do that is by creating a positive script. Create a story for yourself that ends positively.

• Positive Replaces Negative

Identify negative influences and factors in your life and replace them with positive ones. For example, if you spend time with people who make you feel negative about yourself, don’t spend time with them. If certain people are unsupportive of your hopes and dreams, then don’t share those hopes and dreams with them. Surround yourself with positivity.

• Present Tense

Life can be daunting, especially when you are chasing dreams and goals. It can be overwhelming. It’s easy to slip into a stream of anxiety and worry. Focus on what you can do now. Live in the present.

• Confront Your Fears

Fear holds us back; if you are afraid of taking a risk, it’s likely because you’re scared of losing your security. You convince yourself that you’re happy, but you know that isn’t the case. Confront your fears – you’ll realize that the worst-case scenario is unlikely.

• Enjoy

Being positive is easier when you remain focused on life’s positives. Life is full of change, and you will experience good and bad. Stay focused on the good. When you feel negatives creeping in, bring your mind back to all the moments you enjoy. Joy is everywhere. Grab hold.

Practicing self-talk that uplifts you won’t happen overnight. It takes time to overcome bad habits, and negative self-talk is just that. However, with time and effort, you will be a positive self-talker.

Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.

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