Positive self-talk can play a positive role in how you feel about yourself and how you interact with the world. Doing this can help you exercise your mind in a more constructive manner, which will lead to improved self-esteem and confidence in your abilities.
The more you work on improving your self-talk, the easier you’ll find it. Use these tips to develop empowering beliefs about yourself.
Keep it simple
When psyching yourself up, it is best to keep it simple. It doesn’t have to be as inspiring as Oprah Winfrey’s 2020 commencement speech.
Telling yourself that “you can do it” or “I got this!” is enough to motivate yourself. One-line statements work great because they can help you stay focused on what you’re trying to achieve.
Replace negative thoughts
Words are powerful. You may not realize it, but it can disrupt your confidence and damage your self-esteem.
So the next time a negative talk crosses your mind, challenge it and turn it into a positive and encouraging thought instead. Being mindful of your words and thoughts is a big step towards changing that pattern.
Choose words that have meaning to you
There are no right or wrong words when it comes to positive self-talk. The only thing that matters is whether or not it affects you in a positive way.
Creating motivational self-talk is a lot like creating affirmations. The words you repeat in your mind trigger the subconscious to help you manifest your wishes.
Simple words like “I am amazing” can be used as a motivational tool when you need to lift yourself up to accomplish something.
Finding things in your daily life that you are grateful for can help improve your attitude, which will help you have a better, more positive self-talk.
One of the best ways to do this is through journaling. Try to make it a habit to list down some of the things you are grateful for each day. It can be something as simple as having the time to catch up with a friend or finishing all your tasks on time.