Do you ever just feel down on yourself when you make a mistake? Say things like “I’m so stupid”? It’s important to practice positive self-talk. Positive self-talk is lifting yourself up and giving yourself credit for the great things in life. It is important to reflect on what an individual is grateful for in their life. Being grateful for things in your life is so important, but also something that most people can do better about practicing. It can be hard to be grateful for things in life at times.
Negative self-talk can cause many things in an individual’s life if left unchecked.
These things include.
- Feelings of shame
- Low self-esteem
- Lack of confidence
- Reduces motivation
- A pessimistic outlook on life
- Feelings of a lack of control over your life
Practicing positive self-talk can look like positive affirmations or disputing the negative self-talk. Here are some examples of ways you can change your self-talk;