The more faithfully you listen to the voices

within you,

the better you will hear what is

sounding outside.

Dag Hammarskjold

Living a life that is positive and healthy in all the ways you feel are possible is a goal that takes work and dedication to reach. Many people have a difficult time with that either because they do not know about the tools that are available to help them pave the way to a positive and healthy lifestyle, or they have chosen not to use them.

There are seemingly an endless array of products and foods available that can help you live a healthier lifestyle. But there is often little attention given specifically to mental health, and more specifically, to positive self-talk.

Positive self-talk is a simple technique that will not cost you any money or take much extra time. You can begin to implement this strategy immediately. You can start just as soon as you are ready to make a positive and healthy change in your life. Why would you want to continue to live an unhealthy lifestyle? You deserve much better than that!

Positive self-talk move you to positive thinking and action

Positive self-talk is not something that a lot of people tend to take seriously. The process actually is quite simple, but it requires some dedication. You have to want to live differently, and really want a more positive lifestyle for this to work for you. And, you need to believe that you can change your own life. In essence, you are changing your inner dialog when you implement positive self-talk techniques.

If you are having a bad day and negative thoughts are running rampant in your mind, it not only affects how you think and feel, but it also affects how you react to situations during the course of your day. For example, if you are feeling unusually down or negative, you may easily find something to complain about, even if it just the most trivial detail! This is how much a negative attitude can affect how you think, feel, and react.

Just as negative thinking begets negative action, positive thinking begets positive action. When you have moments of doubt, you can respond with something positive instead of allowing those negative thoughts to affect how you feel. The bottom line is that it is a conscious choice that you must, over and over. Are you willing to choose the positive?

Use your positive affirmations to combat negative thoughts

Many people use positive affirmations or ideal statements when they are coming up with responses to the negative thoughts. If you are having negative thoughts about your life, for example, you can respond with the affirmation that sounds something like this: “I am worthy of being a happy and satisfied person.” This simple statement really can turn your thinking around and make positive thinking a more consistent way of thinking.

Most people do not realize just how negative they really can be until they start trying to change over to positive self-talk. When your goal is to reply with at least one positive thought to every negative one, you will become much more aware of the negative dialog that runs through your mind all the time. You will also discover that you have much to be happy about and that your life is really quite good!

Utilizing the power of self-talk will be an eye-opening experience for you. It will also be one that will allow you to concentrate on all the good things going on in your life. This will help you leave your old, negative thought process behind, one thought at a time. If you would like to live a happier and healthier life, you can through the power of self-talk!

If you are having some difficulty coming up with positive affirmations, stop by the blog every Saturday and Sunday, and we will help you out.

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