self-talk

My best friend and I use a term, "Sneaky Hate Spiral", for that string of self-negating inner dialogue that shows up at times
Whenever we demonstrate our personal courage--our brave--it can have ripple effects in the world in ways that surprise us.
Here's eight practices to RE-SCRIPT your self-story from one that limits your plot to one that continuously expands it:
One day I was staring out into the ocean. I was focused on the movement of every wave -- the way it effortlessly glides and moves to the shoreline. I was looking at the wave one moment and in the next moment I was looking at the entire ocean.
Research shows that 70% of self-talk is negative or self-critical. These kinds of thought patterns can be altered to infuse more positive energy into your head and break the habit of negativity. Here are some positive affirmations to repeat, when you feel a wave of negativity coming on.
I am the kind of mom who is deliberate about growing and continually doing the hard work of finding myself and cultivating me. I lost myself in the blur of parenting, early career, and the work of managing a home with my partner.
When we shift the language of our inner space from limiting thoughts to a kind, compassionate voice that inspires and encourages us, we open ourselves up to worlds of possibility.
Do I still use a common word like awesome to express wonder or pleasure? Of course I do, but much less often than I used to. These days I really mean that word when I say it.
Hotel mirrors are cruel reality checks that make us immediately see ourselves through the harsh glare of imperfection. But they also trigger the dormant (and not-so-dormant) part of ourselves which wants to kick in and criticize and blow up our life.
I've learned that noticing my thoughts is a powerful practice that allows me to change my thinking patterns and the words I use.
The joke goes that talking to yourself is the first sign of madness. However using the right self-talk can actually save your marriage and other relationships.
Listen to the conversations you have with yourself and others. Are they conducive to your well being? Does the relationship stretch you beyond your limits, or does it restrict your growth?
Life will be as wonderful or as terrible as we believe it is.
Self-love is true appreciation for oneself regardless of weaknesses. It doesn't just happen -- you have to create it. Love
How's that inner self-critic working out for you? The negative one. The one who preys on your insecurities. Confirms your self doubts and attacks your confidence. I struggled with mine this week then kicked her to the curb. Sometimes I'm not so lucky.
For a good relationship, who do you think is the most important person with whom you should communicate well? If you think it's someone other than yourself, think again.
Despite the fact that I built my career in front of the camera, I truly believe that if you don't have internal peace and happiness and come from a good place, your inner discontent will always come to the surface.
It doesn't matter if you're in your 20s or your 40s. If there's negativity and worry infiltrating your self concept, it's up to you to do the mental working of cleaning up your act. Here are eight toxic thoughts you need to let go of: