We have a tendency to ignore what once upon a time was labeled 'self-talk'.
"What's the big deal?" we ask, as we superimpose critical labels on our own behavior with words like 'stupid', 'dumb', 'lazy' and 'useless'…
We undermine our forward momentum by comments to ourselves like "Why bother? It won't make any difference anyhow!"
This internal dialog can be likened to the programming of a computer.
Negative self-talk is bad programming!
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas…
If you creatively and honestly allow yourself to experiment with this one, the results are really obvious - and dramatic!
Only negative self-talk! (Actually you might want to limit this one to an hour!)
"No one cares!"
"Its too hard!"
"You'll never do it!"
"You don't matter!"
Now write down how you felt and what you managed to accomplish with these statements rattling around in your head.
Only positive self-talk
"You can do it!"
"Hang in there!"
"You are smart, beautiful, funny loveable…"
Remember: This is an experiment so really lay it on!
How do you feel?