7 Examples of Positive Self-Talk
Your inner voice is the loudest. Harness the power of positive self-talk to construct deeper self-love and belief. Your mind is a delicate, essential ecosystem that needs the nourishment of loving, kind thoughts.
Inner chatter is a powerful thing. We talk to ourselves every minute of every day. Let’s choose to make those conversations beautiful and uplifting rather than an inner dialogue that takes on a negative tone.
Here are some examples of using the power of positive self-talk for constructive, intentional self-love. Your brain loves you.
1. When trying something new doesn’t go as planned. “I choose to put myself out there and although it’s scary, I’m proud of myself for taking a chance. I’m growing with every new thing I try.”
Instead of beating yourself up over things you can’t change, feel good and proud for having tried.
2. When apologizing for small things. “I don’t need to apologize for every little thing. People are understanding and accepting of me, including myself.”
Over-apologizing is easy to do, and it’s a form of self-deprecation. The next time a knee-jerk apology appears in your brain, switch it out for something more useful.
3. When facing fears head-on. “Even though I feel afraid, I don’t shrink away from fear and because of that I understand the strength of my inner power a little bit better.”
While parts of feeling afraid are normal and will always be there, gently approach your fear with love and understanding.
4. When telling someone how you really feel. “Honesty is bravery and those things will always be better than staying silent. I say what I need to say, in the exact way I need to say it and others need to hear it.”
Instead of replaying your moment of honesty over and over again in your head like a movie and critiquing every word, choose to feel confident in your own communication skills.
5. When dealing with rejection. “This wasn’t the right door for me. I always try my best but the outcome is not in my control. What’s meant for me will not pass me. I choose to view everything, even this, as a blessing.”
No matter how much practice you get with it, rejection never feels good. Balance it out by twisting every situation into an opportunity for gratitude.
6. When wanting to break a bad habit. “I’ve been doing this for some time now. I understand it’s not good for me. I choose forgiveness and deliberate change. Tomorrow is a new day to honor myself with better decisions.”
Falling into bad habits can happen like clockwork. Once you become aware of what’s going on, it’s up to you to forgive yourself and adjust accordingly.
7. When feeling insecure. “Feeling this way is understandable. But I am not seeing myself clearly. I am more capable than I realize. Every single day I am growing in self-love, self-confidence, and self-worth.”
Feelings of doubt and uncertainty creep in when we least need them. Sometimes we just don’t feel good about ourselves, and there’s not always a good reason why. Choose to react with buckets and buckets of self-love. You overflow with gentle understanding and empathy. Believe in yourself.
Embodying a positive mindset takes practice. To transform your life, be intentional with the powers of your mind by choosing positive self-talk every moment of every day. Your mind is a delicate, essential ecosystem that needs the nourishment of loving, kind thoughts.