Practising Positive Self-Talk
The first step in to practising positive self-talk is being aware of what you are saying to yourself
Remember not all your thoughts are true. Don’t accept what you think because you think it – your thoughts don’t define you
Notice the patterns in your thinking. Be aware of the negative thought then choose to change your perspective and change it to a more positive one
Your environment can have a massive impact on the way you talk to yourself. Check who or what is making you think the way you are. Is it more negative than positive? Also what we consume can have an impact too so look at your diet and make necessary changes and opt for healthier options. Leave the coffee and drink more water.
Practising compassion meditation known as Metta Bhava which means loving-kindness will help you bring in positivity in various aspects of your life. This form of mediation helps you utilise the love you feel for the people who are important to you and to other people in the world.
Balance your thoughts by writing down three positive thoughts when a negative thought comes to mind. Maintaining a journal can help you do this.
Being grateful helps you to have a healthier mind-set and can help improve your relationships as it will help you learn to look on the bright side of life and help you to become more patient with the people you love.
Affirm yourself and be your own cheerleader this definitely can help you to feel more positive. When you speak more positive words to yourself, you are more likely to think fulfilling thoughts. Look into a mirror and look straight into your eyes and affirm and mean what you say.
It is important to realise that your body and mind are closely connected. If you are having a hard time keeping a positive on a daily basis, get active or book yourself in for regular monthly massage or do both. Aromatherapy massage can have such an impact on your mood.
Research suggests that when you smile even when you don’t feel happy, your brain transmits this as you being in a good mood and motivates you into a positive attitude.
Remember that it doesn’t matter what people think of you what matters is what you think of yourself. You don’t have to be perfect; you just have to be you.