I speak to myself with love and compassion. I think positive. My inner voice builds up my confidence and self-esteem. I choose gentle words and stick to the facts. I ask myself open-ended questions that help me to view situations from a different perspective and clarify my purpose. I practice daily. Doubts and assumptions can be stubborn. I am patient. I strengthen my new beliefs each time I think about them or say them out loud. I repeat positive affirmations. I use empowering statements to guide my thoughts and actions. I give myself a pep talk before challenging tasks. I take a few deep breaths and remember my achievements. I tell myself that I am strong and competent. I visualize myself delivering an effective presentation or negotiating a raise. I comfort myself when I am under pressure. I validate my feelings and experiences. I motivate myself to persevere. I praise myself for making an effort. I give myself credit for trying, regardless of the outcomes. I can learn from successes and setbacks. I let myself cry and make myself laugh. I love and accept myself for who I am. I observe my thoughts and feelings without making judgements. I look for the reasons behind them, so I can understand my reactions and make conscious decisions. Today, I appreciate the power of my inner voice. I talk to myself like a dear friend.
Self-Reflection Questions: 1. How can writing in a journal help me to become more aware of my self-talk? 2. How can my self-talk help me to deal with stress? 3. What is one positive thing I want to tell myself each morning?