When I was little, I used to negative self-talk so much I worried those bad things would really happen. The negative self-talk was always there, it seemed to follow me like a shadow. If someone I knew had cancer, I thought I would get it too.
What I didn’t realise was that when we grow up with so much negativity around us, negative self-talk becomes our daily dialogue. I remember getting ready to go on holiday and not being able to sleep for weeks beforehand, not because I was excited but because I was sure the plane was going to crash.
Negative self-talk isn’t great, and we must find ways to talk ourselves out of it, but our realities are often very different from what we talk ourselves into. The universe is aware of that. I went on holiday, I didn’t get cancer and the plane didn’t crash.
We become fearful of many things, primarily things we have no control over those things. It’s in those negative times that we will talk ourselves into things. We’re not born that way. Negativity will always feed into our psyche, that we cannot always change until we learn how to.