Do you ever stub your toe and immediately shout something like: ‘You
stupid clumsy idiot, ahhhh!’?
Or maybe when chatting with a friend say something like: ‘Oh god, I’ve
got a terrible memory!’?
Or ever thought to yourself something like: ‘Well I won’t be able to
do that, I’m useless when it comes to stuff like that’?
Or something similar anyway. I for one am guilty of all three. But I’m
working on it. I realise that they are just my false paradigms showing
through. Or my fears being announced. Every time I find myself saying
negative things about myself, first I try to stop it, then if it gets
out I smile, say: ‘Cancel, cancel’ then reverse what I said into
something positive. This way, slowly but surely I’m creating new
beliefs about myself. Eventually I hope to eradicate all negative
self-talk from my vocabulary.
If it sounds silly, ask yourself – what harm can it do?
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