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gypsybird87 posted 9/11/2013 18:25 PM

So, the last few weeks have been rough, and my self-talk has been downright abusive. I'm turning over a new leaf today and trying to put a positive spin on my negative thoughts. Here's what I have so far:

NO: My life is a mess
YES: My life is in transition

NO: My future is empty
YES: My possibilities are endless

NO: I'm alone
YES: I'm learning to rely on myself

NO: I'm single, AGAIN
YES: I'm free to do whatever I want

NO: I wasn't worthy of his love
YES: He wasn't worthy of MY love

NO: He chose her over me
YES: He chose himself, and if she wants a man like that she's welcome to him!

NO: This is too hard.
YES: This gets a little easier every day.

NO: I can't do this.
YES: I already AM doing this!

That's it so far. Do you guys have any to add to this list? What is your worst self-talk and how do you spin it? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

kg201 posted 9/11/2013 18:56 PM

Gypsy, these are really good.

I don't have one to contribute, because right now my thought process is more like, "she sucks!"

I guess the one I have used when my anxiety ramps up is one that my sister told me, which is, " that feeling is just adrenaline in the body. It will pass."

Phoenix9572 posted 9/11/2013 20:17 PM

I loved your list! I may borrow those if you don't mind.

The only think I can think to contribute is:

NO: Our dreams are dead.
YES: This is my chance to dream big!

gypsybird87 posted 9/12/2013 01:52 AM

Phoenix, I love that one! Thanks for responding.

Kajem posted 9/12/2013 14:29 PM

When things feel out of my control -" this too shall pass"

Patience, patience, patience.

I am learning to rely on myself.

I have my health.
My kids are awesome
Onward and upward


npain posted 9/12/2013 14:34 PM

I like you list, gypsy!

except in my case it was:

NO:He chose her over me
YES:I abandoned ship after realizing I was on a share d*ck program and she was the only one who was willing to put up with him. She can keep that mess! I deserve better!

Celticlass posted 9/12/2013 14:45 PM

Love this post!

Recently, I heard a song that includes a line "like a bird I sing cause you have given me the most beautiful set of wings".

It was a breakthrough moment for me because I really realized that it's true! I can do anything and go anywhere, It's all up to me- it is the most exquisite feeling! Makes my soul sing when I repeat it to myself

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