Be honest. You talk to yourself, don’t you? The truth is we all do. We all have that little voice in our heads counseling us through life. Self talk is critical to how you feel about yourself, and how you respond to things in life.
It’s common to associate self talk with negativity, but we’re flipping it and reversing it. Positive self talk is the move, and is what we’ll be focusing on for not only this blog, but for the entire month. March is National Women's Month and we’re honoring all of our bawse babes.
Women that have it all together are always sharing things like where they started in their career, how they juggle family and work life, what habits worked for them for getting in shape, but it’s uncommon for them to share about their mental preparation. This personal conversation can be the difference between you accomplishing your goals and you merely wishing you could. It’s what keeps us going when times get hard and we can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.
A few years ago an experiment came to light that was done by scientist Dr. Masaru Emoto who studied the effects of how our thoughts and intentions affect the physical world. He tested the theory that speaking positively, with loving and compassionate intentions would have a different impact on water molecules than speaking negatively, with unpleasant intentions would.
What he found was that the water molecules that were given love and positivity formed beautiful, symmetrical formations, while the water molecules that received negativity formed deformed and disconnected formations. Our big take-away from this is that our bodies are made up of 70% water. So, self talk will have an immense influence on our bodies and minds. Your body can hear you!
The Best Kind of Pep Talks
At the end of the day no one really knows what’s going on in your mind but you. This is why it’s so important for you to take control of your inner AND outward thoughts and conversations. We know our struggles, weaknesses, and insecurities like the back of our hands. So we can speak to them in ways that matter.
Let’s say you’re about to walk into a meeting at work, where does your mind go initially?
“I am going to share my perspective and ideas because I have something to offer the company that is valuable.” This is a powerful way to set yourself up mentally to kill it!
“I don’t think I’m going to speak up for this meeting because I’ll sound stupid.” This will only make you feel powerless when you actually have a lot to offer, or you wouldn’t be in the room at all!
We’ve all said some things that weren't so nice to ourselves and that’s ok. But now, we are going to actively work to consistently speak positivity into our lives.
Here are some affirmations you can repeat 3-5 times to yourself in front of a mirror, in the car ride to an interview, right before you do that last set of squats, or wherever you need it!
I deserve happiness and to be loved.
I attract money and can easily get it when I want.
I am doing my best and that is enough
I love my body and I take care of it through healthy eating and exercise. I respect my body and am thankful for all it can do.
No matter what goes on today, I know the truth: that I am a radiant, powerful, and free woman.
I push fear aside to take action in spite of perceived limitations because I know all of my needs are being met by the universe.
I reach any goal I set my mind to. If I dream it, I can do it. No goal is out of reach.
I am developing a deeper connection with my intuition, learning to listen to it and trust myself.
I am excited about the progress I am making as new doors open for me. My frequency vibrates high and attracts what I desire.
I exude confidence when I go out in the world and others see it in me.
If one of these doesn't resonate with you there are tons of affirmations on the internet or even on social media that you can use instead. It’s important for you to find what works for YOU.