Negative Self-Talk and its level of intensity; What are we focusing on ?
Approximately 60,000 thoughts are running through our head on a daily basis (DeVillers, Julia. 2002), and even though we might have the tendency to put in a lot of energy interpreting and analyzing these thoughts – we often don’t attention to ‘how’ we think!
Every and all thoughts have distinct qualities but some thoughts have the potential to produce emotional stress by leading the attention toward doubts, fears, skepticism, and self-criticism. Self-criticism, depending on how much energy we spend focusing on it, may be experienced as negative internal thoughts about one’s self, body image, behaviors, abilities, skills, or perceived lack of education. If thinking negatively about ourselves becomes habitually, we dis-empower ourselves – and our body, mind, and spirit will be affected negatively.
If we now keep ourselves stuck in a thought pattern that is dis-empowering and depreciating of our experiences and of who we are, we remain stressed and could so potentially self-sabotage the necessary change in coping strategies.
Self-doubts, negative self-talk, and continuously second-guessing ourselves, greatly affects our well-being and are often rooted in the fear that was thought to us. If we allow this fear to dictate what direction in life we are taking then it is turning into a dis-empowering energy that keeps us from moving forward and from taking charge of our well-being.
I believe in the resiliency and strengths within each woman! We do have the ability to overcome and empower ourselves, and we can break free from the dark clouds of self-doubts and fears. Embrace your authentic self that is free from the restraints of negative-self talk and experience the freedom that comes from giving yourself permission to make your choices from a place of liberation. More power to you!
Disclaimer: The above article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health and well-being.