CONVERTING NEGATIVE SELF-TALK INTO POSITIVE SELF-TALK
In today's time, with the constant scrutiny of oneself on various social media platforms as well as the competitive real world, one may find more often than not, in a puddle of self-doubt and negativity.
The downside of the human mind is that it has No filters whatsoever, to block negative and irrational thoughts and self-doubt.
In this fast-paced life, one forgets to clear those thoughts consciously which eventually becomes a Habit harmful enough to disbalance the sanctity of the Mind and Spirit.
Therefore, to put those Habits away, the first thing required to do is to acknowledge that they exist and accept it, only then the mind can focus on making efforts to change it.
Self-doubt can be then be converted into Self-reliance and Self-acceptance after making some definitive changes in the thought process, which gradually will lead to better physical efficiency and enhanced self-esteem.
Some initial steps that can help convert the negative Self-talk into positive ones are: -
1.Preparing Daily Time-Table
Following a routine or time-table has been taught to everyone in the earliest stages of childhood, in school. The reason for that was to build good habits as well as to learn the importance of time management. But as we grow up, we tend to forget those basic disciplines of life. Preparing a daily schedule of one's activity can help to improve productivity and boost your confidence. Ticking off tasks on the list can give a sense of fulfilment, satisfaction, and some positivity. As habits don't form as well as change overnight, start by making a list and ticking off one or two tasks in a day, eventually increasing your efficiency into finishing more tasks daily. The more you accomplish the more elated and motivated you feel. This is an activity which won't develop overnight. It is a continuous process needing conscious efforts.
You could start on the first day with some difficulty, then on Day 2 you feel demotivated and frustrated, again on Day 3 or 4 you might feel like pushing a little harder to make it happen and eventually you get in the flow and become comfortable with it.
You can also take the help of some friend or relative to remind you to follow the time-table or ask you about your Progress.
You can also talk to someone, who can motivate you and help you in being positive, rather than indulging in negativity and gossip.
More active efforts will result in increased self-esteem and help you feel motivated enough to prevent negative Self-talk.
When the Mind is rewarded, it always leads to generate positive and encouraging thoughts and thus helps to filter all the negativity.
If you have to create unlimited success and happiness for yourself remember the magical possibilities to change and recreate lie within you. Only you can stop this negative self-talk and self-doubt and make yourself a more confident and self-dependent individual.