Positive Self-Talk - Oh, yes you can!
Out with the Negative and in with the POSITIVE!
It’s amazing how you can change your whole day if you avoid the negative and embrace the positive! It starts with you and your thoughts. Remove “CAN’T” from your thoughts and focus on what you WILL do! When you speak, speak with positive words and leave out the negative. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all.” Let’s use the same train of thought with the negative versus positive words we use, whether they are out loud or to yourself.
Is the glass half full or half empty?
Optimism leads to positive thoughts; you think about the good that can come out of a situation not the bad. Now sometimes the bad is going to happen, but if you put your focus on the good you will be better prepared to handle the bad. Even if something bad happens, focus on what was good. For example, if I get into a car accident, yes that is bad, but I can focus not on the accident, but instead on the fact that no one was hurt. (Don’t worry I didn’t really get into an accident, I’m just trying to make a point.)
Believe you can and you will
Wow, that’s a positive statement but let’s dive a little deeper. Stating your intentions this way is powerful, you are saying you are going to put every effort into doing what you set out to do. If instead, you state you are going to “try” to do something, that is weak, and it already sounds like you don’t really intend to accomplish your goal. Either do or don’t do, avoid the wishy-washiness of a try.
It doesn’t take much to focus on a positive manner; just a couple of words here and there either in your thoughts or out loud. Steer away from complaining and instead be grateful for what you DO have, what you CAN do, and what you WILL do next!