Negative Self Talk

Hello, dear friends! Dr. Glen here with another Monday Morning Motivation for you all. Today, we’re going to talk about a topic that affects us all, yet is seldom addressed – negative self-talk.

The Power of Words

Words have power, especially the ones we tell ourselves. They shape our thoughts, influence our actions, and ultimately, determine our reality. While we can easily recognize and rectify negative self-talk when it’s extreme – such as “I’m not good enough” or “I don’t deserve this” – it’s the subtle, seemingly harmless statements that often slip under the radar. Phrases like “I’m not a morning person,” “I don’t like vegetables,” or “I’m an introvert” might seem insignificant, but they can limit our potential and hinder our growth.

The ‘I Am’ Statements

One effective way to tackle negative self-talk is through the power of ‘I Am’ statements. These are affirmations that we repeat to ourselves, which gradually seep into our subconscious and shape our beliefs. However, these statements needn’t reflect our present reality. Instead, they should represent what we aspire to become.

For instance, if you’re struggling with maintaining a healthy lifestyle, your ‘I Am’ statement could be, “I am healthy and active.” If you’re grappling with stress, it could be, “I am calm and composed.” The idea isn’t to delude ourselves but to create a positive narrative that propels us towards our goals.

Your Weekly Challenge

This week, I challenge you to come up with three ‘I Am’ statements. These should be areas you want to work on or qualities you wish to embody. Repeat these affirmations every morning and evening throughout the month, and observe the changes within you.

Remember, words have power, and by changing our words, we can change our lives. So, let’s pledge to replace our negative self-talk with positive affirmations and set ourselves on a path towards wellness.

Wishing you all a week filled with positivity and good health. See you next Monday morning!