The way you speak to yourself is very important. Thoughts influence action. Learn and practice manifesting positive self-talk. Talk to yourself positively. Foster good thoughts. Good thoughts foster good actions, and the opposite is also true.
- Respect yourself
Realize your worth. Do not compare yourself to others because this will, in turn, influence the image you have of your own self-worth. You may begin to measure your worth in accordance to other people. You may even begin to think that each person has a different worth and that some hold less or more. This thinking stems from the dysfunctional part of the ego. It is the part that tends to measure and compare, looking for meaning in the invented concept of “better or worse” and simultaneously looking for its own meaning through this. This is not self-respect. Do not use this thinking to find your worth. See yourself as you are now, what you have become, all the possibilities of what you can become, and see the beauty in this and yourself. Positive self-talk is encouraged by self-respect and awareness of your own worth.
- Reason with yourself
Have mercy on yourself. Reason with yourself instead of blaming yourself right away. Do not write yourself off so quickly when you have made a mistake or have done something bad. Do not punish yourself so mercilessly. Instead, try showering yourself with self-love. When you do something bad, tell yourself of all the good things that you’ve done. Celebrate your achievements and strive towards a better you. Striving towards a better you does not have to be laced with punishment and strict laws. As an alternative, you can be forgiving and loving.
- Affirm yourself
Even in negative situations, you can choose to affirm yourself. “I am still good,” “I am beautiful,” “I am enough.” Confirm your worth. Confirm your life’s meaning.