Upgrade your Self-Talk! Here’s My Trick.

It’s a little mind-boggling that people, and I’ll say we because I’m apart if this too, find it satisfying to post (via social media and elsewhere), that we’re tired, stressed, exhausted…yaddi, yaddi, ya. As if we’re going to get some award for being the MOST HARD WORKING PERSON IN THE WORLD! lol

But in turn, we never really realize how much we’re talking ourselves into being, tired, stressed, and exhausted.

So just yesterday, I set a goal to refrain from expressing verbally or virtually that I’m tired, exhausted, or anything related to that.

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I’ve always been good with keeping those emotions strictly to myself and no one else (it’s my secret to endurance), however when talking to myself, sometimes I’m having a pity party in my head. That HAS TO CHANGE! You don’t know how many events, meetings, and/or meet-ups that I’ve been to where I felt like I was going to pass out! smh

Let me tell you, there’s nothing worse than hearing yourself, tell yourself…I’M TIRED.

So no more self talk of being tiresome or exhausted etc. Even if it’s the truth. Instead, I’ll say the reverse feeling and/or emotion.

I remember a couple months back when I was burning the midnight oil. I was in the shower and extremely tired, panting and moaning (kinda crying) because I wanted a couple more hours of sleep. To make myself feel better, I began dancing and singing about how energized and excited I was for the day ahead. I then proceed on saying how I had 10 hours of sleep and it was the best sleep I’ve ever had! Just lying to myself! lol

Immediately after I said that, I began laughing so hard that I forgot that I was tired. I was singing horribly, and the rendition I made up was just terrible! I would be lying if I didn’t say that I was everything and more, of what I’d sung in the shower, by the time I hopped out the shower. With repetition, my body and brain wasn’t able to tell the difference. Whatever I said I was, I became.

I share that experience with others to show how SELF-TALK plays a HUGE role in our performance and our day in general.

The one thing that has NEVER changed with me is, that I may be a little exhausted, but you’ll never hear me say it..and I’ve made a pledge to never say it to myself again!

Upgrade your self-talk.

The first person to sweet talk you, should be YOU!

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Sarah Lee

Welcome! My name is Sarah Lee and I'm a Business Strategist and social entrepreneur who loves the outdoors, a good book, and scary movies year round! Throughout this quirky, rich, and mysterious life of mine, I genuinely love to 'share' my experiences as a learning tool. I thought, what better way to track my level of growth than by sharing my experiences and the lessons learned thereof, than in my blog? A wise woman once said, "You are your own masterpiece, therefore, instead of mastering it, master you."

12 thoughts on “Upgrade your Self-Talk! Here’s My Trick.”

    1. You’re welcome, Jennifer!

      Try dancing a little silly, while verbally throwing positive affirmations out there. It works!
      It’s really the relief of allowing yourself some down time. I’m sure you work hard at what you do. Give yourself a couple seconds or minutes of silliness. Just release the stress of everything. You deserve it! πŸ™‚

      Thanks for reading!

  1. Boy did you just step on my toes! And did I ever need it! I find myself doing this constantly! Thanks for the reminder and for the pep talk. I need to get myself in a better frame of mind!

    1. Practice makes perfect! You gotta remember that you are already comfortable with throwing a pity party, so it’ll take some work counteracting that comfort. I still work at it today and it does get easier, trust me.

      Dancing is my thing. Although I think it’s universally everyone’s thing. lol

      Sometimes I throw on my headphones and jump on my bed or couch and dance the feeling away! It relieves the pressure of whatever it was that is plaguing the negativity or stress. By the end of it, I no longer care. Whether I’m tired or whatever..lol

      Good luck on your journey. Thank you for reading!

    1. You stunk yesterday, but today you have an open opportunity to become a working pro at it! Start today. Find that thing that soothes the soul and begin practicing yourself talk there. πŸ™‚

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