Why positive self-talk is worth it

Hi Beauties,

A quick disclaimer: If you’re feeling great about your body and you don’t struggle with negative self-talk…this post probably isn’t relevant to you.

But if you’re unhappy with your body and it’s something you think about often…keep reading.

Today, I challenge you to pay attention to the amount of headspace you’re giving to focusing on all the things you DON’T like about yourself. 

Be mindful and notice:

  • every cringe when looking in the mirror
  • every thought about what you should/shouldn’t eat
  • every tug at your clothing that makes you frustrated about the size, shape, and feel of your body
  • every thought about how bad your hair looks

What if you took all of the time you spent thinking about these things…how much you dislike your body, how big your stomach is, how flabby your muscles are…(insert your own personal negative thought here)…and channeled it toward something else?

Can you imagine how much head space and energy you would get back?

  • If you STOPPED the never-ending negative conversation in your head…
  • If you LET GO of the belief that you need to be better/different/more/less/smaller/thinner…ā£
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Imagine how much time and energy we would free up to put toward things that are truly meaningful! šŸŒŸā£

Women – we are brilliant. We are powerful. We have SO much to offer the world. And yet, some of us waste a significant amount of time and energy focusing on what’s wrong with the way we look. ā£

We could love more people, do more good, start more businesses, think more thoughts, make more memories…the impact could be world-changing! ā£

If you’re up for the challenge today, leave a comment on this blog post. I’d love to hear from you and cheer you on.Ā 

Always in your corner…

xo,

8 Comments
  1. Meghan Raposo 1 year ago

    Instead of focusing on all of the things Iā€™m not happy with about my body Iā€™m going to focus on what it does well: produce milk to feed my baby. Strong arms to hold and pick up my children. And a smile for my friends, family, and colleagues!

  2. Katie 1 year ago

    Run your own race…staying focused on what’s truly important – this could be a lot of things: negative self-talk, distracted facebook surfing, etc. I agree. Stop the circular criticism and stop comparing. If you wouldn’t say it to your dear friend, don’t even think it twice towards yourself! Thanks for the reminder, Robin!

  3. Oliver 1 year ago

    Hey, I agree with you. “Positive” Self talk is as important as self talk. I am an introvert,hence it was easy for me to enjoy my own company,which helped me to have a self talk on regular basis. Now I enjoy it,and yes It’s totally worth it. šŸ™‚

  4. Srishti 1 year ago

    We all do self-talk when we are not sleeping. But doing it positive mindful way changes things. It stops negative thoughts from eating up your energy!

    A nice positive read indeed!

  5. Brenda Millar 1 year ago

    I’ve work with my life coach for the past year on all kinds of stuff. This summer I started talking to her about my body image, I use to be in great shape. I played a lot of sports, but life got in the way and I have let myself go I’m unhappy with my body. I’m almost 62 I recently had braces removed after having them for 2 years. I changed my hair, everyone thinks I look great, I love my new teeth and my new hairstyle but I’m not happy with my body. I often feel myself saying negative things about myself. I loved the ten day challenge and want to continue to work on my body and my thoughts about it.

  6. Sarah 11 months ago

    Thank you for this! Instead of always thinking the negative we could change our lives but thinking differently. Instead, think of new beginnings, start creating something, spend your free time doing what you love and try something new. By doing this we re-wire our brain we pick up new and good habits then we slowly leave or let go the bad habits we used to have. This is like a meditation.

    Meditation can also help to find what our body really needs. It is a way to assess your own body to where you should focus, I think we should focus on our weak points and try to strengthen them, so we can do more generally in life.

  7. Bogna Burska 9 months ago

    You are very positive. I promise myself to think only positively every Monday, but the habit of thinking negatively is still stronger than me. I constantly study, I train in the gym, read a lot, even write a little about positive things, although English is not my native language, but a bad mood is a normal state of my mind. I don’t know how to change this yet. Thank you. People like you help restore a good mood.

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