It doesn’t feel good when someone talks down to you… so why would you do it to yourself?
This is, unfortunately, something most of the world struggles with:
Negative inner dialogue.
We can also overlap it by having a fixed mindset about certain situations in our lives.
Because even when we try to remain positive, frustration can get the better of us and send us spiraling down a negative hole we have no business going down.
So let’s replace the negative self-talk with better-worded phrases you can use anytime!
“This is too hard.”
Instead say, “This will take TIME AND EFFORT to accomplish.”
“I have to ____.”
Instead say, “I GET to ____.”
“I can’t do this.”
Instead say, “I STILL NEED TO LEARN how to do this.”
“I don’t know how to do it.”
Instead say, “I don’t know how to do it YET.”
“I’m never going to be as good as ___.”
Instead say, “I can learn how to do it just as good as ____.”
“It’s good enough.”
Instead say, “I’m gonna do my best work.”
“I give up.”
Instead say, “I can TRY ANOTHER WAY.”
“I’m sorry/excuse me.”
Instead say, “THANK YOU!”
“I can’t do any better.”
Instead say, “I can ALWAYS IMPROVE.”
“I’m not good at this.”
Instead say, “What am I MISSING?”
Do you find yourself speaking negatively about yourself, to yourself? How do you plan to change the language you use? Let’s talk about it in the comments!
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