What is Self-Talk?
Listen to that little voice in your head – that is self-talk. Self-talk is the inner dialogue that provides a running monologue that is based on your conscious and unconscious beliefs and biases. It is a way for your brain to process your daily experiences. Self-talk can be positive, neutral or negative. When self-talk becomes negative and self-defeating like “I’m a loser” or “I can’t do anything right” we start to internalize and believe those thoughts.
The problem with self-talk is that your brain can lie to you! The good news is, you can retrain your brain to be kinder, more accepting and loving of yourself.
Use these affirmations to help retrain your brain to use positive self-talk. Time for some mental yoga!
20 Mindful Self-Talk Affirmations:
- I am learning to love myself more every day.
- I am learning to trust myself and others.
- I forgive myself.
- I am learning to be patient with myself.
- I am my own best friend.
- My well-being is my responsibility.
- I let go of my past.
- I am perfectly human.
- Why wouldn’t I feel this way? This is a very human response to stress.
- I can deal with this one day at a time.
- I am learning to ask for what I need.
- I am learning that others respect and like me.
- It is okay for me to say “no.”
- I will always do my best.
- People love me for me.
- It is okay to take time to relax.
- Life is good.
- I am learning to be in the moment.
- I just can’t seem to slow down today… I can accept that.
- I am strong.
Changing your inner dialogue can be one of the hardest things you do in your mental health recovery. Remember that you have spent years and years with the habitual and automatic negative thoughts. It will take time to change those automatic thoughts to positive ones. But you can do it – keep at it!
~ Lacey ~
Check out these affirmations for worry!