Tagged: mental health
POSITIVE SELF TALK
Is it okay if instead of a Throwback Thursday today we do a Truthful Thursday?
Yesterday was one of those rollercoaster days. Emotionally I felt all over the place.
I had some high moments with smiles and laughs and then some extremely low moments where I compared how I felt to a dead branch on the pavement of a parking lot. At least I got my Wordless Wednesday post out of it.
I am going to come out and say it.
I struggle with maintaining a positive self talk. I’ll be good for a few days and then I’ll start forgetting and the negative thoughts and the negative self talk will resurface. If you don’t face this struggle then you may not understand that it’s a daily fight.
The fact that it’s a daily fight scares me. It overwhelms me to think that for the rest of my life I have to fight my own self. Because you see the battle lies within me. I have to choose to be intentional. To purposely think about what I am thinking about and choose to think the correct thoughts.
But the incorrect thoughts are sometimes easier to be thought.
That scares me too. The idea that I may not be strong enough to keep up the fight.
I suppose the only way through it is one day at a time.
Because we all know that the only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.
So the other day while trying to keep up with my Tiny Pepper Mates I came across A’s post on exactly the same thing. Positive Self Talk. Check out her post here.
In the comments I mentioned that I would possibly write an updated list for myself and after the day I had yesterday I thought, “No better time than the present.”
So I started piecing my list together last night while fighting a migraine that rendered me pretty useless and bedridden.
So here it is. Some of it flowed easily and then other parts I really had to wrack my brain to come up with positive things to say about myself.
I don’t know if you deal with insecurities or self image, if you do or don’t I think a Positive Self Talk list is a good place to start.
Keep Shining, Nat
Self talk post to follow.