The words that we repeat to ourselves have the power to lift us up or push us down, cheer us on or discourage us. In short, these are the words that can make us or break us.
These words are called, SELF-TALK, that plays a huge role in how we think about ourselves, how we face our fears and our anxieties and how we support ourselves in the race called LIFE.
An important part of self-care is self-love, and to love ourselves, we need to know the precise words that will help keep our spirits high during life’s every endeavour. And, it’s these words that we call positive self-talk!
HOW DOES POSITIVE SELF-TALK HELP?
Positive self-talk can work miracles in not only keeping us on our path but also helping us fight the self-doubt that’s a huge threat to our self-confidence.
For a person with anxiety issues, positive self-talk is like a balm for the soul, that can be used as a shield against anything that stands in one’s way.
One of the most important parts of self-care is loving oneself, working towards being the best version of oneself and also being one’s biggest support system.
And, positive self-talk is what comes in handy when one is on this path of self-discovery and self-improvement.
EXAMPLES OF POSITIVE SELF-TALK:
Positive self-talk is as simple as talking to yourself the way you would talk to someone you love. Encouraging yourself, cheering yourself as you would cheer others from the sidelines and keeping your spirits high with the right words is what positive self-talk is all about.
Sharing today, three of my favourite quotes that are the best examples of positive self-talk that I use for myself!
We often judge ourselves a bit too harshly, isn’t it? In fact, we judge ourselves. Isn’t that a greater sin?
That niggling voice that keeps us forever on an edge; which hisses at us the moment we give ourselves some leeway? It is this voice that we need to shut up, forever.
Why do we encourage it? Why do we even pay heed to its demands, the ruthless comparisons, the constant torture that can wreak havoc on our mental well-being?
Do you know that treating ourselves kindly is the least we can do for our soul? Why, then, is it so difficult for us to give ourselves some consideration, show some empathy, and a bit of love?
It’s we who will be seeing ourselves through every storm that we face in life. Won’t we?
The moment that was, is never going to return. The moment that will be, is but a mirage. So, why not live in this moment and make the most of it?
Do we even have an inkling about what the next moment might bring along with it? Let us learn to live in the here and the now.
Let Life bring with Her whatever She wishes; let’s just be present at this moment and revel in it. It will surely relieve the mind of all the torture we subject it to by over-thinking about all that doesn’t even exist!
Often times, it’s our imagination that ruins us, more than reality would!
And, this quote is one that I diligently follow. Yes, there are times when I let it slip, but the Universe finds ways to remind me about it and get me back on track!
This is the only life we have, why not make the most of it?
No dream is frivolous if it is about doing something to make ourselves happy!
No dream is too big or too small if you have it in you to follow your heart and fulfil that dream. If you think it’s what’s going to make you happy, then, just go for it!
You may not know if your plans come to fruition, but at least you will be happy you did your best!
Reach out for that happiness, if it’s all that your life depends on.
Life isn’t long; it’s, in fact, riddled with uncertainties. So, why not use this moment to reach out to that little dream that stands to make you happiest?
These are some of the quotes I inspire myself with. There are some more which I will share some other time. For now, though, it’s just learning to focus on the ‘SELF’ – the most neglected part of our lives! And, using these quotes as positive self-talk is what I work on.
What are the quotes that motivate you? Do share with me, I would love to know.