Today we’re going to talk about how important positive self-talk is and how we can add affirmations to our self-care routine.
The way you talk to, and about, yourself is the most important part of Self Love.
When someone compliments you do you automatically gravitate towards contradicting them? This might indicate that you have a difficult time thinking good things about yourself, which is something you ought to start working on!
Positive self-talk is probably something that you’ve done before even if you weren’t really paying attention. When you walk by the mirror and see you are looking especially darling you might say out loud “I look pretty today!” When you’re having a bad day and you tell yourself “I’m going to be okay, everything is going to work out.” That’s positive self-talk and it’s good for your psyche!
Stop telling yourself that you’re fat, that you’re unattractive, that everything sucks, that you are weak, that nothing is ever going to go your way… There are so many negative things that we tell ourselves and sometimes we don’t even realize that we’re doing it. It can so easily become a habit and it does nothing but drag you down.
It’s so important to learn how to change that behavior.
Another way to encourage positive self-talk is to start every day by saying an affirmation. I usually do it while I’m in front of the mirror and getting ready for work.
What is an affirmation? An affirmation is a positive saying that you repeat out loud, or to yourself, to change your thinking in a positive way.
Imagine how nice it would be to wake up, look in the mirror, and say, “I love myself and I’m going to have an awesome day.”
Starting your day off like that is such a small thing but it’s absolutely life-changing.
Journaling Prompts: How is your self-talk? Is it positive or negative? What’s your favorite affirmation?