You should always be aware that your head creates your world - Ken Keves JR
"Any time you find yourself engaging in negative self-talk, reform your thoughts with a positive affirmation, reframe your thoughts with logic or simply ignore them altogether.While you might not be able to stop the little voice in your head, you can choose which converstations you will participate in and which ones you need to ignore. Taken from Love your Life by domonique Bertolucci
Each day I always look to read something positive to set my day up for a positive outlook. A quote, a passage or affirmation of somekind - usually I just open one of my little affirmation books up randomly to see what will come up and often it resonates with me and be relevant to my life in some way.
Today; I opened up this passage from one of my favourite books and boy did it speak to me and I thought I should share with you as I think we are all guilty of negative self-talk.
I know most people see me as an extremely positive person, which I like to think I am most of the time but there are moments especially in the last five years with Paul and Jimmy dying that I have found myself guilty of negative self-talk and self-doubt.
It is in theses moments that I have to give myself a good talking to, turn to positve the affirmations that have given me strength time and time again.
But most of all I have to remind myself that no matter what happens in life - I am the only one who is responsilbe for maintaining my attitude, my outlook to life and how I am going to continue to move forward to enjoy and celebrate the life that I value so much.
It is easy to fall into the trap of listening to your negative talk but the real challenge is to teach yourself new behaviour patterns to stop, and re-set your self-talk to one of self belief and a more positive approach.
It does take time but it is worth it and it can make a difference to how you see life and all that you can achieve.
Start today with finding that one affirmation that inspires you and keep you positive. Mine is "Strong Body, Strong Mind and Strong Spirit"
Shelley Myatt is the owner and operator of Shelley Myatt Fitness and Well-Being, Columnist, Life Coach & Motivational Speaker based in Toowoomba, Qld.