Positive Self-Talk Challenge – Day 2
Welcome to day 2 of the 7-day Positive Self-Talk challenge. Yesterday I talked about how we are our own worst enemies. The words “Be You” in the image above may spark more self-doubt than self-love. I asked yesterday, “Are you initially filled with excitement when you first set goals for yourself? Are these thoughts then followed by self-doubt and self-defeating thoughts that stop you in your tracks before you even get started?” If you answered yes to those questions, go back and read post number one and see if you are willing to take the Positive Self-Talk Challenge.
To make it easier to come up with affirmations and positive statements, here are some pre-written statements and reflection questions to support you on your journey.
I love using journaling as a way to support personal growth. I encourage you to answer the reflection questions in writing. To help keep you creative and focused on positive self-talk, I also want to encourage you to get an index card or sticky note and write out one powerful statement that you will commit to saying 7 times in the morning and 7 times at night.
Make it pretty with colored pens, stickers, or images that inspire you. Adding the visual aspect to affirmations helps your subconscious mind to connect with the feelings and emotions, not just the words themselves.
I also encourage you to read the following sentences out loud – see what resonates with you and what feels difficult to believe.
Affirmations to use for the Positive Self-Talk Challenge
I give myself as much love as I give to others.
I love and support my family and friends unconditionally. I celebrate their joys and lift them up during hard times. I give them the foundation they deserve.
I know I deserve the same amount of love and support that I give to my loved ones. I am continually kind to myself because I am worth it. I avoid selling myself short when it comes to appreciating who I am and what I can accomplish.
When I make a mistake, I can admit it without beating myself up about it. I analyze where I went wrong and trust that I can avoid the same error the next time.
I take the time to treat myself to nice things, just like I do with others. My treats to them represent how much I love them. When I treat myself, I feel the same kind of love.
I feel reassured when I say kind words to myself in the mirror. Even when I notice my shortcomings, I recognize that there is far more to love than to see as lacking. I choose to focus on the positive things.
There is a lot about me that makes me special. I embrace those things every day and find peace with who I am.
Today, I commit to treating myself as kindly as I treat those I love, because I love and accept myself just the way I am.
- How can I promote greater feelings of self-love and acceptance within me?
- Do I acknowledge my input when I contribute to a meaningful accomplishment?
- How do I encourage myself to be positive when I feel unmotivated?
Share your favorite affirmation in the comments below and let me know if you are willing to take this challenge!