Society says to treat others the way we want to be treated. You may have heard the saying, "If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all." As women, we spend so much of our lives considering others; but, when was the last time you considered yourself? Your thoughts and the way you speak to you is quite telling of how you view yourself. It can cultivate the way others perceive you, too. Positive self-talk will help you change your view of yourself, and lead you to self-love and self-care that’s more rewarding and fulfilling.
Sometimes we talk to ourselves negatively, and it's subconscious. We don’t intentionally bash ourselves. We just don't realize the trauma caused by what someone else has said or done. So, we joke about it or push it to the side without acknowledging how negatively it affects your mind. Positive self-talk has everything to do with your thoughts. Change your thoughts, and you can change the world around you. It will help you change the way you speak to yourself, and the actions that follow. It is all about being kind to yourself and building a loving and caring relationship with yourself. Consider yourself your own best friend.
You may already practice gratitude journaling, which is writing down things you are grateful for to uplift your outlook on life. We encourage you to do the same with positive self-talk. Write down something you love about yourself, or something that you accomplished or are proud of. It can be as simple as telling yourself, “Good job,” for cooking and eating a home-cooked meal for the first time in a while. Did you wear a cute outfit today? Tell yourself how good you looked, sis! Do your nails look bomb after giving yourself a well-deserved manicure? Let yourself know you did that! Positive self-talk will elevate your energy and your surrounding energies as well. It will change your mood and lead to an overall more positive life. Who doesn’t want that?