Why do we talk ourselves down? Or allow others to do it?
We feed ourselves to remain healthy and we must also feed our psyches to develop and maintain a healthy positive attitude.
Here’s a sample power talk:
I care about others.
I am fair and open-minded.
I can say I’m sorry quickly and emphatically.
I can name accomplishments I have achieved without hesitation.
I admit mistakes, work on them but don’t fixate on the negative.
I can name 10 things I like about myself.
I can name 5 people who I am grateful for and why.
I will never give up.
I listen not just talk.
I will no longer criticize myself as criticism is not constructive in any way.
By repeating a customized power talk every day – updating it and augmenting it – we remind ourselves of the difference between a pep talk and power talk.
A pep talk can be fleeting and superficial.
A power talk is a reminder of the fine person that we are.
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