Let’s face it, we all have some internal chatter going on, but sometimes that little voice in our head isn’t doing us any favors. Your negative self-talk is ever present. But fear not, positive affirmations are here to save the day.
By consciously replacing negative self-talk with positive, uplifting statements, you can cultivate a more optimistic outlook. This will help you embrace all the wonderful things life has to offer.
With all the craziness happening in the world right now, we could all use a little boost of confidence and positivity to keep our mental health in check. So, let’s look at how you can use positive affirmations to reduce your negative self-talk and improve your overall mental health.
The Truth About Your Self Talk
The pandemic has made it difficult to stay positive. If you’re worried that you’re starting to become a bit negative, there are ways to take charge and turn that around.
You can use positive affirmations to boost your mood and leave those unhelpful feelings behind.
Using positive affirmations, you can become your own biggest cheerleader. You can use them to counter the negative self-talk going on in your head.
Use these positive affirmations to alter your outlook and overcome negative self-talk:
Start using these positive affirmations daily to turn around your negative self-talk starting today.
1. “I am important!”
You are bringing value to someone or something throughout the day. Keep in mind that you’re on someone’s mind that day and they’re thankful for who you are and what you do.
When you don’t believe you’re important, it’s easy to feel like giving up. This is how to deadly cycle of negative self-talk begins.
Instead, use this to build yourself up. By repeating this positive affirmation, you are keeping your thoughts from spiraling out control.
Remind yourself, “I am important, and I matter!”
2. “My thoughts and feelings matter.”
From time to time, we all are going to disagree with someone in our life. This is just the way life is. You don’t have to get along and agree with every single person that crosses your path.
In fact, it’s okay to be and feel differently than everyone else. In fact, it’s vitally important to be yourself and put your ideas out into the world.
If you have a good thought, say it.
If you have a good idea for the workplace, put it out there.
Avoid selling yourself and your abilities short. Use this positive affirmation to chase away any negative self-criticism.
3. “I love myself.”
This positive affirmation is so important, and you need to tell yourself this every day. That’s because if you don’t love yourself, how can you love anyone else?
Always remember to love yourself and put yourself first. Use this positive affirmation to keep self-doubt and negative self-talk from creeping in.
Showering yourself with love is important. When you stop, negatives thoughts will creep in.
You can prevent that from happening by telling yourself that you love yourself first thing every single morning and throughout the day, too.
4. “I can do this!”
Napoleon Hill once said, “You can do it if you believe you can.”
While you may not be able to do everything you think you can, you will never be able to do anything you don’t believe you can.
Here’s an example. When I taught marital arts, part of the promotion process was breaking boards. While ninety to ninety-five percent of the students would break the board, there were a few that didn’t.
Over the years I found the biggest reason this happened was because they didn’t believe they could break the board.
Their negative self-talk was something like, “I don’t think I can break the board” so they didn’t.
This is why telling yourself the positive affirmation, “I can do this”, is so important.
Don’t let anyone or troubling circumstances tell you differently. The biggest part of success is believing you can succeed and then persisting.
5. “Today is a brand-new day.”
Eleanor Roosevelt tells us, “Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it ‘The Present’.”
That’s a true positive affirmation.
Here’s the facts. No matter what happened yesterday, today lets you start with a blank canvas. Whatever happened yesterday or last week or last year no longer exists or applies.
Negative self-talk is often ruminating about the past or worrying about the future. By focusing on where you are, right now, you are putting yourself in the only place that matters.
Use this positive affirmation tip
Once you hop out of bed, take a minute to be mindful of the of the moment you’re living in right now. As you do, you’ll find the past and the future fade away, along with any regrets and worries.
What you do today frames your future. This is why focusing on today is so important. Even if you’re dealing with some negative effects of mistakes you may have made in the past, what you do today can alter your life for the better.
So, give yourself this positive affirmation and remind yourself each morning “It’s a brand-new day!”
Go for it with all the gusto you’ve got today!
Use these Positive Affirmations Every Day!
You can use this tumultuous time to shine. You can build yourself up and be a model of confidence, even in these troubling times.
Use these positive affirmations to build up your self-esteem and self-confidence. Let them counter any negative self-talk you’ve been telling yourself. Use them to boost your self-image and self-worth.
The moment that you actually start to believe in yourself is the moment that you’ll start walking down an exciting new path in life.
Take the time to boost your mood by repeating these simple positive affirmations every day. They really can help you change the course of your life.
Start using these positive affirmations today!!!
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