“Tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up.” – Ann Bradford
Seize the moment and let go of negative self-talk. Most negative self-talk is ruminating over the past, fearing the future, or internalizing the criticism of people in your circle. Learn to live in the moment and drop the limiting self-beliefs.
The past is done. The past cannot be changed. Ruminating over the past is wishing things were different or fear that the situation will return. When life disappoints you, feel what you feel, find the lesson, then move on! When you have concerns over the future, set positive intentions, take the necessary steps, then let go of the need to control the outcome. If you have someone in your inner circle constantly criticizing you, figure out if you really need this person by your side, how can you limit your time with this person, then set healthy boundaries.
When you learn to live in the moment, you drop worries over the past and future and you can just be! Another strategy to letting go of negative self-talk is to replace it with positive affirmations. Human beings have 50, 000-80,000 thoughts a day. Thoughts cannot be stopped. But you can replace and retrain your mind to focus on the positive aspects of life.
Start small with five minutes a day and work your way up to 10, 15, 20, or more. Meditation is an option, and you can find free guided meditations online. Journaling is a wonderful tool. You can privately list all gripes and concerns without an audience and get it off your chest. The power of prayer is healthy no matter your religion. Ask for guidance, support from a higher power, and give up trying to micromanage people and situations outside your control. When all else fails, burn off the energy of negative self-talk by dancing, singing, or going for a long drive.
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