Here 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?