Improve your health with kind self-talk Part 1

Written by on January 15, 2013

Lynn mirrorHere is an easy way to improve your health. When we fail, sometimes we head into a downward spiral. Our unhealthy choices make us frustrated and we talk to ourselves with degrading words, which fuels more unhealthy choices.

Where can we change this cycle? In our self-talk. Here are some kind things you can say to yourself:

“Everybody messes up. I’m not the only one who struggles with this.”

“When I look at the big picture, I see where God’s at work. He’s not just in the Dream. He’s in the reality–here and now.”

“God’s using this. He never wastes pain.”

Inner critic, I’m turning you off.  Self-kindness, I’m turning you on.”

When diet slip-ups lead to overeating, say, “I’m going to be kind to myself. I forgive myself for eating like that.”

Once our self-talk is on the upswing, we’re more likely to speak and act more wisely.

Readers, how do you improve your health with self-talk?

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Comments
  1. Paul Sohn   On   January 15, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Thanks for the heartfelt and encouraging post Lynn. You are spot on. Self-talk is vital in determining one’s inner health. This is something I’ve been struggling with personally throughout my life as I’ve been a very harsh judge to myself. Only in the past two years have I truly started to become comfortable with who I am. I realized that I was trying to become someone I wasn’t. In essence, I was being inauthentic and I viewed this as an insult to God who is our Lord and Creator.

    Some of the self-talk that I will be using from now is “Paul, you can do it” “Paul it’s alright, you are who you are.” “Paul, you are unique, there is no other person like you so there’s no need to compare with other people around you who are superior in one area or another.”

    Thanks for sharing this post Lynn.

    Blessings,
    Paul

    • Lynn Hare   On   January 15, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      Paul, don’t you love that when we operate out of our DNA – the natural talents and spiritual gifts from the Lord – we’re the most content?

  2. Nancey West   On   January 17, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Self-talk is so important to ones mental, physical and spiritual health. I start by reminding myself spiritually that God loves and forgives me. That gives me the strength to be positive mentally which affects the physical. When I say negative things about myself, I ask if Jesus would agree with that.

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