Talk to yourself like you would, to someone you love.
Spring is here and it is time to dye Easter eggs, Easter egg hunts and relax in the sun.
It is also time to be positive!
Positive thinking does not mean that you ignore life's less pleasant situations.
Positive thinking just means that you approach unpleasantness in a more positive and productive way.
You think the best is going to happen, not the worst.
Positive thinking often starts with self-talk.
Self-talk is the endless stream of unspoken thoughts that run through your head.
These automatic thoughts can be positive or negative.
Some of your self-talk comes from logic and reason.
Other self-talk may arise from misconceptions that you create because of lack of information or expectations due to preconceived ideas of what may happen.
If the thoughts that run through your head are mostly negative, your outlook on life is more likely pessimistic.
If your thoughts are mostly positive, you are likely an optimist, someone who practices positive thinking.
So, let us start with the word – SELF-TALK.
Self-talk is the way you talk to yourself, or your inner voice.
You might not be aware that you are doing it, but you almost certainly are.
This inner voice combines conscious thoughts with inbuilt beliefs and biases to create an internal monologue throughout the day.
Self-talk is important because it has a big impact on how you feel and what you do.
It can be supportive and beneficial, motivating you, or it can be negative, undermining your confidence.
Your self-talk can affect your mental health and your relationships with others.
If you mainly think negatively about yourself, you will feel bad most of the time.
This can drag you down or if you are down, it can be hard to get back up.
Negative self-talk is often experienced by people who have depression or anxiety.
The constant negative chatter can be overwhelming and difficult to break out of.
Negative self-talk can make it more difficult to deal with chronic pain.
It can also affect a person’s sexual confidence and body image.
Negative self-talk can lead to stress and a tendency towards perfectionism.
Practice thinking good things about yourself.
Very simply, practice seeing half a glass as being half full, rather than half empty.
Identify your strengths as part of your self-talk and accept compliments for what you achieved.
A helpful way to improve positive self-talk is to look, think and act in a positive way.
Surround yourself with positive and optimistic people.
Try to turn negative talk into neutral or positive self-talk.
As Dan and I start a new year; we will be posting daily 365 morning meditations for joyful days all year long.
The book is SUNRISE GRATITUDE by Emily Silva.
WHEN DOUBT FILLS YOUR MIND, stop, and remember that the answer is ready to be discovered.
Your soul is your inner compass and when you spend time in solitude and contemplation, the answer will appear.
Your intuition is a well of wisdom and is always available to you.
Doubt is just fear trying to sneak its way into your mind and keep you from moving forward.
You know better and stillness will help you summon the strength to loosen fear’s grip.
PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, Tai Chi, and Qigong.
Dan and I have started back bouncing and walking to Walk at Home YouTube.
It is always important to change your routine around you but continue keeping a healthy lifestyle.
For us, that may be walking through a park, walking in a mall, or going to the gym and just staying home, bouncing, and walking to Walk at Home with YouTube.
This also includes daily meditation and twice a week Tai Chi.
If you would like to follow with us; hash tag words #walk, #meditation #Qigong on the right of the main blog page.
Until Sunday, every waking moment we talk to ourselves about the things we experience.
Our self-talk, the thoughts we communicate to ourselves, in turn, control the way we feel and act.