I think most of us at some time or another have struggled with negative self-talk. You may have dropped something or bumped into something and called yourself stupid. You've punished yourself for making a mistake or not getting that promotion.
I've spent the last year and a half retraining my thought patterns to be more positive and naturally healthy rather than self-deprecating and negative thanks to the teachings of The Secret and Louise Hay. After living a chunk of my life choosing to be unhappy and mis-erable, I learned I could overcome all the negative self-talk and limiting beliefs. How?
There are a few things that play into it. Below are some of the techniques I've learned and dedicated myself to practicing. Tee end result has been living a much happier and fulfilled life.
1. Grow your self-love. The more you grow self-love the less important all the other negative things in life become. Rejection becomes another person's choice that is best for them, rather than a personal insult.
2. Make a conscious choice to be happy and look at the bright side. This may be a challenge when you might rather have a pity party. No one is going to be in a cheery mood every day all the time, but you can, on a whole, choose to be happy.
3. Think before you react. If you can connect with your spirit and true self, you can slow your reaction time down. You can engage with unexpected events with a calmer attitude. Doing so saves a bundle of energy, and reinforces your long-term desire to be and remain happy.
4. Focus on your attitude. You cannot only chose to be happy, but you can also choose to be positive and proactive. I recently learned about a book, Attitude is Everything by Keith Harrell. It's a phenomenal book of tales and tips on how to commit to a positive attitude in every area of your life. I thought I was doing great, but listening to this book shows me how much more room I have to grow.
5. Practice Affirmations. Louise L. Hay attributes her amazing success to the regular practice of affirmations. Her book, I Can Do It! has helped me add another practice to my daily routine. The affirmations I practice daily help to recall what I desire when I start to attack myself with negative thinking. I can quickly turn it around with a positive affirmation and go on with my day.
I'm excited there seems to be an infinite space to grow in love, peace, calm, happiness and joy. Maybe it is the path to enlightenment or some other superior state of being. I'm absolutely delighted to continue this journey with you, my readers. I hope you'll continue in love and positivity, too, because you can!