Hello my Phat friends!I thought we should talk about positive self talk. I know I recently did a post about 9 things to stop saying to yourself. *see here*
It is incredibly easy to fall into the process of negative self talk. You start by not picking and then it escalates. It’s not healthy or productive. Plus it makes you feel like crap, and I don’t want that for anyone.
And I said to my body. Softly. “I want to be your friend “. It took a long breath. And replied, “I have been waiting my whole life for this”. – Nayyirah Waheed
Here are some positive self talk suggestions
Getting into the habit of positive self talk is not as easy as some people may think. Its so much easier to be negative to ourselves and pick out or flaws, than try to say things such as “yes, I have flaws, and that’s okay”.
So without further ado let’s start off this list of things you can say to yourself to remember just how amazing of a human you are.
I am smart. You will never know everything, but everyone brings some sort of knowledge to the table. “You are smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin (from Winnie the Pooh).
I love my ……….. Focus on what you love about your body. It’s so easy to focus on what you don’t like about your body. Turn the tables and tell your body what you love about it.
I am a work in progress . There is nothing wrong with admitting that you are a work in progress. I am too. We are all trying to better ourselves each day.
I am unique. You are and always will be one of a kind. Even “the plastics” (from Mean Girls) had unique qualities. Gretechen had a weird hairline, Karens breasts could “tell” when it was raining. Aka they new when they were wet. Lol. Regina had “man shoulders” and Kady had bad breath in the morning (I think we all can relate to that).
You are made up of your experiences. No ones life has or will be 100% like yours. Your life experiences help mold you into the person you are now.
I want you all to believe that. It’s completely true. You are all amazing and deserve happiness.
Let’s wrap things up
So those are just 6 suggestions for positive things you can say to yourself instead of negative thoughts. No one is perfect, and everyone has things they want to change about themselves. (For example I’m short with t-rex arms. Reaching things is difficult because I don’t do ladders).
It helps to focus on the positive things. It is perfectly fine to want to change things about yourself, but you shouldn’t be focusing on just those things. You have so much more to offer than just your weight, body type, height, gender ect.
What is some positive self talk you like to use? Let me know down in the comments below!
Till next time