estimate that about 72% of our self-talk
is self-critical or negative!
put in perspective how bad this affects
us, here’s an example:
you have a bad argument or a negative, conversation
with someone (who is criticizing you) that
lasts, say 15 minutes. Try and think back
to an argument or negative conversation
you might have had where you felt upset
as a result.
how these words affected you. Imagine how
it made you feel.
likelihood is that you would then experience
some negative thoughts and feelings because
of that negative conversation. And these
negative thoughts may also trigger physical
reactions, which include tension or your
heart rate getting faster for example.
a big effect for only 15 minutes of negative
or critical conversation!
just think how badly affected you are by
your thoughts, when you are around your
own negative, stressful, worrisome or self-critical
you think about it, you talk to yourself
(by way of your thoughts) every waking moment
of your life. No-one can hear those thoughts
– that inner-dialogue. No-one can
hear them but you.
no-one can control them but you…
pay attention to your internal dialogue.
If you are depressed, then your internal
dialogue is probably very negative.
your AFFIRMATION POSITIVE! Be aware of what
you say to yourself. Learn to thinking positively
by purposefully saying positive affirmations
to yourself. They can really help to turn
your thoughts around...
that you are with yourself twenty-four-seven,
so being around your negative thoughts all
the time is bound to worsen your depression.
You are your own company after all.
try to think as positively as you can. But
can you do to change your thoughts to more
how you can learn a healthier state of mind...
to positive internal dialogue