6 Tips To Stop Negative Self-Talk


Do you have an inner critic, that reminds you when you’re wrong and guides you? At times, this self-talk gets immensely negative or toxic and brings you down if not dealt with appropriately.

The inner dialogue that you have with yourself can help you believe in your dreams and make the best of life or keep you from believing in your abilities and lead you to anxiety and unhappiness.

The repeated thoughts within you that damage your self-confidence and keep you from positivity are a sign of negative self-talk, that won’t bring you peace, but fill your mind with darkness.

When your inner voice pushes you towards doubts, fear, complaints, hatred, and judgment, it is definitely not something positive that will help you grow. To overcome such thoughts is not easy, but the effort is worth it.

Overcoming negative self-talk

As you work toward giving up negative self-talk and replacing it with positivity, you will find that it is a gradual process and needs patience. Once you learn it, you will appreciate that you worked on it, and the inner peace that it brings you will help you grow as an individual and teach you to be content in your own space.

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To improve your overall wellness, decide not to indulge in negative self-talk and overcome it with practice and confidence. Here are some ways to overcome negative thinking:

Be present

Living in the moment and focusing on your routine cuts down worrying and rumination. It helps you become aware of your surroundings and keeps you from feeling out of touch with yourself.

Practicing mindfulness everyday is a great way to focus on your present and savor the moment you are in.

Healthy lifestyle

Following a healthy lifestyle and making healthy choices improves mood and reduces stress, which helps you develop positive self-talk.

Following a healthy diet, exercising, meditating, and getting enough sleep are ways to practice a healthy lifestyle and cultivate a positive attitude.

Positive self-talk

Practicing positive self-talk, and being kind to yourself and others. Be gentle and practice positive affirmations.

Practice gratitude and look at the brighter side of life. Being harsh and unforgiving to yourself disturbs your emotional health and brings in negativity.

Accept your mistakes

Do not consider mistakes as failures. They are the lessons that when accepted positively, will help you grow higher.

There are no perfect people. Everybody makes mistakes. But dwelling on your mistakes and beating yourself up with guilt and regret damage your inner self.

Accepting your mistakes, learning from them, and not repeating them is a great way to work on yourself and reach higher in life.

Stay motivated

Doing something that motivates you, or talking to someone who positively encourages you, helps you have a better perspective of life.

Pursuing hobbies, reading motivational books, praying frequently, and practicing compassion and kindness are great ways to stay motivated.

Take a pause

When you are overwhelmed, take a pause, a deep breath, and try to calm down.

Calmness has the power to help you navigate better through situations without feeling lost in your fears and doubts.

Don’t let your inner voice be your enemy. Every person has flaws and looking for perfection in everything is not always realistic. There are times when people feel low, go through tough times, and have a bad mood.

Learning to accept yourself and not compare yourself to others will help you see your strengths and abilities instead of focusing on your weaknesses. Never let your self-talk crush your confidence. Observe your thoughts, recognize when they are negative, and do not allow them to disturb your peace.

How do you practice positivity in everyday life? Do share in the comments.

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  1. cheriewhite

    Awesome post, Rancy! πŸ’–πŸŒΊπŸ’ I couldn’t agree more! Negative self-talk is the destroyer of all dreams and happiness! Replacing it with positive self-talk takes a lot of time but is definitely worth it once it sets in and plants itself. Thank you so much for this! πŸ€—

    1. Rancy D'Souza

      Thank you!!
      I completely agree with your comment.
      Negativity doesn’t help us grow or move forward.

  2. Lenne

    This post is such a great reminder to be kinder to ourselves! I love the tips on practicing mindfulness and positive affirmations. It’s so true that focusing on the present can help cut down on negative thoughts! xx

    Lenne | lennezulkiflly.com

    1. Rancy D'Souza

      Thank you!
      I’m glad that you liked the tips. living in the moment helps us focus better and worry less.

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