To change negative self-talk we must be aware of our inner-self talk and the words we speak to other people. We must always think on a conscious level about how we speak, and how we let certain situations affect us.
Unfortunately, what we think creates how we feel, how we feel determines how we act, and how we act, creates our experiences, so it’s important we get those right.
Below are my pointers on how to change negative self-talk:
- Take control of your stress so that you’re being more positive. When you think and talk positively, your self-talk will reflect your positive thoughts;
- Keep yourself busy mentally. Keep yourself busy. When you keep busy, your mind detaches from negative thoughts without you knowing you’re consciously doing it;
- Stand back so that you’re looking at your thoughts from the outside in. That way you’ll look at situations objectively, with a view to changing what you see;
- Surround yourself with positive people so that their positivity becomes yours.
When you can understand your circumstances, when you can see the bigger picture, you will then begin to understand the changes you need to make.
We must accept taking responsibility for ourselves. Taking responsibility puts us back in control of our thoughts and helps us create a positive lifestyle. A positive lifestyle with positive thoughts will change negative self-talk into positive self-talk.