“Scientists have discovered that self-talk sends the
same chemical messages to your brain as actual
experiences do. In other words, a negative thought
can make you feel as awful as a bad experience.
And unfortunately, most of us have lots of negative self-talk chattering away in our heads. Positive self-talk, on the other hand, can help you appreciate yourself, set goals and handle problems. But learning to “Cheer” your own self-talk and then changing the negative messages to positive ones takes practice.
Think of it as training for a big event. Practice increases the odds of success.
Fight Back With Questions
Certain thoughts can trigger a flood of negative emotions, leaving you frustrated, angry or unhappy.
Fight back by asking yourself questions. For example:
Words/Phrases To Watch Out For
I have to . . .
Ask Yourself: Why do I have to? What will happen if I
I can’t . . .
Why? Do I want to? What will it take to learn how to do this? What am I afraid might happen?
This isn’t fair . . .
Is it really unfair? Why? What can I do to influence a
I never . . .
Really? Or does it just feel that way now?”
I believe part of this is good, yet it doesn’t address needing God’s perspective to counter the lies. /