Power of Positive Self-Talk

The ability to turn negative thoughts into positives can be a powerful tool for overcoming stress. It allows you to take control of your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes to influence the outcome in a more positive way. Short positive affirmation like, 'I can do this', can build confidence to overcome stress. Make a commitment to yourself to control and practice positive self-talk and be the change in your attitude. This skill can help you avoid major health problems, both mental and physical. Challenge yourself to view stress whether positive or negative, as an opportunity for new learning. With practice you can learn to turn negative thoughts into positives.

Examples are:

NEGATIVE 'I can’t do this.' 'Things always go wrong.' 'I can’t do anything about this.' 'Things will never change.' 'Why does this always happen to me?' 'She’s always better than me.'

POSITIVE 'I will do the best I can.' 'I can handle this one step at a time.' 'I can make a difference.' 'I am can impact those I love and care about.' 'I am not alone, others go though the same thing and have overcome this and so can I.' 'I measure myself against my progress.'

"Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left."   Hubert Humphrey