Negative self-talk is one of the most destructive things, yet so many of us do it on a daily, maybe even hourly basis. In this post, I want to give you some ideas to turn your negative self-talk into positive self-talk that will support you in achieving your ideal weight.
I did it. I caught sight of my reflection as I was doing star jumps in the bathroom last night (I know it’s weird) and I thought, “I’m so fat!!!”
Gasp, shock, horror!!! I’m super positive right, I’m a life coach, I teach people how to be positive and get rid of the crappy self-talk and all that, so what was I doing saying something like that to myself?
The reality is as damaging as I know it is, I’m still only human and it happens. Not so often as it used to but occasionally it happens but I can tell you that over the years I’ve said the most horrendous things to myself that I would never, ever, dream of saying even to someone I really don’t like.
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How to stop the negative self-talk
The trick is to spot any negative self-talk like “I’m so fat!” and quickly swap it for something more positive, something better feeling.
I wanted to share with you today what happened after I said: “I’m so FAT!”
I caught myself saying it, stopped, turned to actually look at myself properly in the mirror and I mean really look at myself.
Then I started improving my thoughts.
“I’m not as fat as I used to be” This is slightly better feeling.
“I’ve clocked up over 10,000 steps today and I’m still in the bathroom doing star jumps” Yep, that’s pretty positive, right? Things are getting better. These are better feeling thoughts.
“I’m making positive changes so that I’m living a healthier and more active lifestyle”
“I’m doing okay”
“In fact, I’m doing great”
“I’m well on my way to achieving my ideal weight goal.”
I finished off looking at myself in the bathroom mirror and saying “I Love you, you’re doing great, I really love you” And you know what, by that stage, I really meant it.
This felt so much more positive and I was able to go to bed feeling great about myself, about my body about my ideal weight journey.
Don’t beat yourself up if you catch yourself saying something negative to yourself, just swap it super quick.
Keep it positive – Be your own best friend
Negative self-talk is a major trait for people who are struggling with their weight. It’s a negative habit that we’ve got into. So, from this moment on, I really want you to be aware of what you say to yourself. Get into the habit of actually checking in with yourself and really paying attention to what you’re saying to yourself – You know, that little voice that rarely really shuts up for very long.
When you spot yourself speaking negatively to yourself, just stop, take a deep breath and replace it with something positive.
Affirmations are a great swap
Affirmations – Positive statement that affirms something. These positive, affirming statements are a fantastic way to quickly shift your thought pattern from negative to positive.
I’ve already talked a lot about the power of affirmations here on the blog – They have personally played a big part in helping me turn my own life around.
- Affirmations for when you’re on your weight loss journey
- Daily Positive Affirmations – Helping to make every day a great day
- Self-care affirmations
- Health and weight loss affirmations
- 10 weight loss affirmations
I’ve also created free affirmations for weight loss mini-guide – I’ll help you make the most of your affirmations so that they really help you on your weight loss journey. FREE Affirmations For Weight Loss Mini-Guide
If you catch your thoughts moving in a way that doesn’t support you on your weight loss journey, then switch to focusing on your affirmations.
Here’s a little affirmations video too. Fill your mind with positive thoughts as much as you can. It really will make a difference.
Give yourself a MIRROR rule
I have a mirror rule and it works a treat. I’d really love you to make this a firm and fixed rule for yourself too. Here are the rules. Well, the rule- There’s only one.
Every single time that you pass a mirror, or you’re in the same room as a mirror ( you don’t even need to actually be looking into it) – The rule is that you must say something nice to yourself.
One of my favourite mirror sayings is “I love you, you’re doing great.”
You can do this. Be your own best friend.
P.S. Grab the FREE Affirmations for weight loss mini guide.
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