Month 5: May – Self Talk
Self Talk. Self talk is just what you say to yourself. Most of the time it’s silent, done internally, and other times it’s actually voiced out aloud and other people can hear it. Sometimes it’s positive and sometimes it’s negative. What to know an amazing fact? People who are depressed or always angry, guess what? Yes, you’re right, their self talk is dangerously negative all the time, and as a result they’re always miserable.
Ever hear someone when they’re emotional, start ranting about themselves because they messed up? Have you ever done this? I know I have. We have all experienced this.
The challenge this month is to become more aware of our self talk, and then to alter it to be more positive towards ourselves and our situations.
Week 1: become aware of our self talk. All the positive and the negative things. You may be surprised how negative you are towards yourself.
Week 2: start to be more patient and tolerant towards ourselves. Start be realising what you are saying to yourself, then stop if you are being negative, and change it to be more patient and tolerant.
Weeks 3&4: as you grow in awareness of your self talk, start to be positive towards yourself. Yes, praise yourself when you complete something or do something well. And when you mess up, stop yourself being negative, let yourself know that you can do better, and that next time you will do it differently.
Want a guide book to help you really conquer your self talk?
It is only a short book of 20 pages or so. But don’t let the length of it fool you. This book is a fantastic resource on controlling your self talk. It will take you on a journey for 7 days, exploring and controlling your self talk.
Sound easy? No, it’s not. Most people will read it and say to themselves, ‘I can do that’, and that will be the last they think about it.
But if you want to master this area of your life, AND YES THAT IS WHAT I’M SUGGESTING!!!!!!!!!! Read it every day for the 7 days, and apply it! Really apply it! Make it your Number #1 priority for the month.
When I read the book, I read it one night and thought, yeah easy. Then 3 days later was getting mad at myself for something and then the words of the book jumped up and smacked me in the face. I realised then, that it’s easy to read and understand something, but to apply it, and make it a daily practice and commit to it becoming a habit wasn’t so easy. So every day for about 9 weeks, that’s approximately 60 days, I read the book every afternoon. And slowly but surely I became aware and changed my self talk.
Am I telling you to do this? No. Just read it every day for 7 days, and apply it. Yes, if you’re a little obsessive and a little crazy, like me, then go ahead and read it every day. Make it a habit. And reap the rewards.
The second thing I want you to do this month, is to change your hypnosis. Change it to create a brighter you. Maybe a “self esteem theme” or “confidence theme”. Something uplifting to help support your move towards being more positive.
31 Days of May: 60 minutes cardio, Hypnosis session (new) each day, Don’t eat 8 banned foods from February, keep your food portions controlled, become aware and modify your self talk to become more positive.
You owe it to yourself, to be healthy, to be fit, to live life.
Thanks for reading,
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