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Negative self-talk


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How have you been feeling lately? Perhaps a bit down and talking negatively to yourself? Try to think of the thoughts you have during the day. Do they sound something like "Why did I do that? What a silly mistake" or " I'm a failure"? If so, you're letting your self talk control you. You have the power to choose how you think about yourself and others.

Here are some tips to make some healthy changes:

-Take note of your thoughts and patterns

-Determine if the thoughts are helpful or hurtful

-Make active changes in your mind and aloud of how you see yourself and others

-If you have children or people that look up to you, model these new positive changes

An example of a healthy change. Instead of "I'm a failure", try "I didn't make the score I wanted, but I know what I can do next time to improve".