Thursday, June 10, 2010

Negative Self Talk again

This seems to be a favorite topic of mine. I wonder why? Maybe because we all do it? We listen to the VOICES in our heads that are mostly negative-that criticize and say discouraging things to each of us. I'm taking a class right now called the DOT PEOPLE by Kirk Duncan. He has given us the assignment (1) to write down all the negative self talk we discover inside ourselves daily. Then we are (2) to counter that with two items in a new statement that is the opposite of our negative statement. Here's an example of mine:

I. You waste a lot of time. The opposite: I've accomplished a lot lately and I'm amazed. Another example:
2. I'm not confident in who I am. The opposite: I reach out to others and really care about them. (Confidence will come in time-a little inspiration there.)

Focus on the positive statement and see what feelings are created inside of you. And lastly (3) fill yourself with gratitude for the things you LOVE by writing them down. My list for today includes: early morning peace, time alone, secure financial situation, opportunities, and a body that is healthy. We are to continue doing this assignment daily. I can already see and feel changes happening inside of me. As I clear out the NEGATIVE VOICES, I will be open to receiving more INSPIRATION for living my life better. Try it, and you'll find out as Kirk always says: You are amazing!

P.S. Check out my poem My Sanctuary on my blog yesterday, it is related to this topic.

8 comments:

Millie said...

Good post Lin...I have been trying to keep my thoughts free from all negativity, since it always invites the wrong spirit into everything we do. I made some spiritual goals this year also and I have been pretty successful on keeping them. Thank you for reminding me to be more like Christ.

Cheryl said...

This post hit home for me, I tend to be negative way too often and over the past few years have learned to look on the bright or positive side, even when I haven't felt like doing so. Its an ongoing part of life but its up to me to continue on the right path.

Linda said...

You seem to be enjoying your class and finding it very helpful. That's great.

Jean said...

The class you're taking sounds very valuable for ALL of us. I talk negatively to myself and would like to stop it.

Brenda Leyland said...

Lin.........I thought I'd left a comment earlier, but maybe I just thought about it.

I enjoyed your posting today..... it's interesting you share the topic of those negative voices inside our heads, as a group of us were discussing the very same thing on a telecall this week.

Interesting how that happens!

kavita said...

Very helpful post...something that i really need right now.Thanks for sharing your experience .

SandyCarlson said...

Just the lesson I needed to finally wake up to, Lin. Thanks for this.

Rambling Woods said...

I'm not in a good place right now so this really hit home and I need to do this....