Self Talk? What’s Your’s Sound Like?
Is your self talk friendly or not so much? How are you talking to yourself on a day to day basis?
When it comes to starting something new, like launching a private practice, developing a business plan that meets your specific professional needs, setting boundaries, cleaning and organizing around the house…whatever it is, when you are about to embark on something new, are you empowered by your self talk? Or, are you unmotivated? Does your self talk provide all the reasons why you shouldn’t even try?
Here’s a Self Care/Self Talk Challenge for You Today
I want you to think about 3 things you like about yourself. Yep, 3!
Once you’ve come up with 3 (feel free to add as many more as you wish!) then, I want you to write them down. Maybe jot them on your phone where you can see them. Or, maybe you write them on a piece of paper that you can put somewhere you will see it each day.
Next step is to see them each day at least once. If you can do it more than once that would be great. But, if you can aim for at least once, let’s do that.
Make an effort to see them each day and when you do, I’d like for you to say them to yourself out loud. Now, you may be in a spot where you can’t do this, so, saying it in your mind is just fine for those times. But, when you have a moment alone. I’d like you to say them out loud. Hear yourself speak those words. Hear your self talk say words of affirmation. Instead of negative, pull you down words.
Once you get comfortable doing this, the next step is to start saying these words in front of a mirror. I know, sounds silly, but it works! I’d like you to look yourself in the eyes and repeat each thing you like about yourself. Say it out loud to yourself. Look into your eyes and speak to yourself these positive self talk phrases that you like about yourself.
Really allow yourself a moment to soak these in.
If you allow this to become a ritual. One that is often repeated, I believe your self talk with begin to shift. It will take work on your end but it’s worth it. You are worth it.
Coaching for Personal Growth
If you’d like help with this, please reach out today. I’ve helped many new therapists just starting out reshape their self talk to begin developing the self confidence needed to let their light shine. I’ve also helped new moms that are juggling new roles and varying transitions in their life begin to shift their negative self talk into one that helps them move toward their goals and nourishes them from the inside out.