For today’s Mindful Monday episode my husband Casey is my guest.
He shares how to combat the negative self talk we all go through in his post below.
I can’t do this.
The world is out to get me.
I won’t make it.
I will never be good enough.
That’s been my brain on repeat for most of my life.
I grew up in a household where negative talk was pretty much a normal way of living. So of course I grew up thinking this was how I had to continue to live. It wasn’t until I starting surrounding myself with more positive people that I noticed my internal dialog start to shift.
After we had our first child, I knew I didn’t want her to grow up in the same environment that I did. I became very intentional in seeking out resources that could help me to break the cycle of negativity that had been passed down for generations.
Realizing that in order to change my attitude, my thought process had to change. I began asking for help and seeking council in my life. This led to finding other resources that have been helping me see through another lens.
- The Model Health Show: Shawn Stevenson speaks a lot about nutrition and how that directly affects our internal health. By focusing on the internal, the external will naturally transform as well.
- The Dad’s Edge: Larry Hagner’s focus is primarily dads. He has powerful conversations with guests who speak on overcoming obsticals in order to change the trajectory of your family tree.
- Red Rocks: A church based in Colorado. They believe that we are just a bunch of imperfect people being persued by a perfect God.
- Cornerstone: A church based in California. The teaching staff is down to earth and transparent. They aren’t afraid to discuss the hard topics.
- UnFU*K Yourself by Gary John Bishop: The author is very direct and doesn’t sugar coat the contents of his book. His insight on personal development helped me to see how I could shut off the negative internal voice.
- The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey: The author speaks a lot on being proactive rather than reactive. He shares how we all can take responsibility for our choices instead of playing the victim.
Also, check out last week’s episode of Mindful Monday on how to keep a positive perspective in a negative world.
I don’t have to think negatively. That might sound simple but it is really powerful when you realize that you have control over your thoughts. We have the ability to change our mindset.
The first step in getting there is taking responsibility for your thoughts. What are some helpful ways you have been able to combat negative self talk? Please share your insight in the comments below.
From our home sweet home to yours,
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