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Absolutely Stop Having Negative Self-Talk About Yourself

 

How often do you find yourself talking down or negatively to yourself? Come on; you can be honest; no one is watching you raise your hand here. Are you even aware that you’re doing it? Many people aren’t even aware that what they say to themselves mentally or mutter under their breath is negative and sabotages their progress and success. So, in today’s article, we will talk about the different ways you can absolutely stop having negative self-talk about yourself.

 

Being Aware

You first need to become aware that you are doing it and pay attention to when you are doing it. If you mutter things to yourself when something goes wrong, start listening to yourself. You’re likely being negative. If you use phrases like, “Well, I knew that would happen,” “Well, that’s how things go for me,” or “Why should I expect anything to be different,” or “That’s just my luck.” Then you are engaging in negative self-talk. 

 

Things will go wrong. Everything isn’t perfect. When these situations happen or arise, it’s best to move on and not even acknowledge them, especially if you can’t be optimistic about them. I know it’s hard to be positive when everything seems to be going wrong. However, if you notice when one thing goes wrong and react negatively, it will create a domino or snowball effect, and the rest of the day will go the same. If you walk away, so to speak, and do not let it bother you, things will start to go smoothly again. 

 

Giving Negativity Power 

More often than not, it’s one little minor instance that gets the ball to roll. When you mutter or think negatively about it, you give power to the negative, and it escalates. Instead, try having a positive thought. Think of something you’re grateful for. This will not only change your mood and outlook, but it will change your vibration as well. When you get into a positive vibration, it helps to repel the negative. 

 

Over time, negative self-talk can lead to low self-esteem, low quality of life, a sour outlook on life, and everything else, leading to health problems. You rarely see positive people suffer from the same maladies as negative people. Negative people tend always to have something wrong with them, even if it’s minor things, and many of them spend a good deal of time going to the doctor to find out what’s wrong with them. You hear them say, “Of course, I’m getting a cold. I always get sick.” “There’s always something wrong with me.” 

 

That’s not to say that positive people never get sick or have ailments, but they generally heal or recover faster, often without going to a doctor for medication. 

 

Positive Affirmations

Start practicing positive affirmations. This won’t be easy in the beginning if you’ve been a negative thinker for some time, but you can start practicing when you are in a good mood. Doing this will prepare you to use them when thinking negatively or to talk down to yourself. 

 

Pay attention to the things that make you think and feel negatively. There’s often a pattern to these events. If you can start to catch these events and use your affirmations, you can ward off a full-blown damaging meltdown. It may even feel unnatural initially, but it will get easier once you start practicing this. 

 

You don’t have to go through life being negative. You can change this behavior. Just like any changes in behavior you make, this one will take time and can be very challenging. It is worth it in the long run. Try it and see if you don’t start to feel better; see if people don’t respond to you better. No one wants to hang around a negative person. If you want to be someone people consider friendly, start practicing having a better attitude and stop the negative self-talk. 

 

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