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Negative Self-talk

Posted on May 13, 2016 at 12:34 PM
What is negative self-talk? Any time that you scold yourself about something you did or said, you are using negative self-talk. When you do it to yourself, it feels so bad and it can ruin your day. It also promotes low self-esteem and makes you physically sick. 
   Here's a method I have used that really promotes instant relief:

1. Reaction: You find yourself thinking of something you did that was stupid. (in your opinion).

2. Realization: Here I go again with self-blaming!

3. Recovery: I don't like the way I feel and I don't want to stay in this place anymore!

4. Redirection: Think instead- these are the things I did right-everyone makes mistakes-this is a learning experience- at least I tried something-I am growing and learning- what doesn't kill me makes me stronger-I will laugh about this later.

Get the point? Why dwell on negative emotions? Our little time on earth is so short that it is worth a little effort to be happy in life. Try it! It is better than pouting!

Categories: Anger

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Reply bestesays
9:47 AM on December 14, 2017 
Negative self talk you do it to yourself, it feels so bad and it can ruin your day promotes instant relief. Making with this blog for the more thinking of something you did that was self blaming and more anymore.
Reply top essay writer
11:25 PM on January 1, 2019 
I will try to avoid that. I try to stay positive most of the time.
Reply Nathaniel Terry
3:36 PM on October 30, 2022