Self Compassion - Positive Self-Talk
Ok - so in the last post we learned about noticing that you're talking crap to yourself and using the visual image of a stop sign to stop the flow. This is consciously stopping the neural pathway. Now what?
Now you play in Opposite Land. You say the opposite of what you're telling yourself.
"I can't believe I did that. I'm so dumb."
"I am brilliant." ____
"I am so lazy."
"I am energetic and full of life." ____
"I can't do that."
"I can do anything." ____
The key is to use these phrases:
And use them with no negative words like not or n't - keep the phrase in the positive.
I put some more about the positive I statements in this short video.