To become more aware of the way you talk to and about yourself
To understand the effect of negative self-talk
To encourage replacement of negative messages with positive ones
Finding value about yourself through your principles
Learning how to stop negative thoughts before they manifest
Embracing your power to choose
ASSIST OR RESIST
Any thoughts you have, that demean you, put you down or beat you up, can be ACCEPTED or REJECTED by conscious mind.
"NAGATIVE" THOUGHTS stop you in your tracks and prevent you from moving forward.
The more you CHOOSE to REJECT these messages as soon as they pop up, the better you will become at changing incorrect thought patterns.
In the next section you will develop a better sense of your attributes.
You can learn to REPLACE nagative thoughts with simple truths about yourself and your better nature and fundamental principles.
It can become a habit to self-reject when you do not put value on your principles.
Limiting beliefs that you hold about yourself can affect your attitude, behaviour and emotions.
"When it comes to negative thoughts you can RESIST them or ASSIST them - You have the power to choose what you believe."
What you CHOOSE to accept about yourself will create or destroy the LIMITING BELIEFS and ROAD BLOCKS that you have created for yourself.
Some of your limiting beliefs may have been created in childhood by what other people imposed on you.
But right now you can decide to STEP UP and carve out a new direction and pathway in your mind.
Like any muscle confidence in yourself can be developed. It is a skill that can be learned and implemented.
It just takes time and practice!
You can't change your mindset. But you can fill your mind, to maximum capacity, with new information.
Fill it until it overflows into your subconscious and develops a new way of thinking and responding.
Are you READY to STEP UP!
“If you say you are tired, then you will begin to feel tired. Feeling tired leads to sluggish behavior which generates fatigue rather than vibrant energy. What you focus on grows. If you focus on feeling unhealthy then you will tend to have unhealthy behaviors that follow."
Dr. Doug Fullington
To REPLACE the negative statements you make about yourself.
Take a photo of yourself right now
COPY THE CAPTION TO PASTE
Upload Your Picture to Instagram
If your challenges are being done privately create a word doc to journal your photos and thoughts.
Write 5 of the negative statements you regularly make about yourself.
Next to each write the opposite form of the statement.
I am tired – I am energetic
I am useless – I am useful
I am worthless – I am worthy
I am a liar – I am honest
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NB your personalised hashtag will be
#mysc(first 3 letters of username and last 3 letters of username
Once you have uploaded your pictures add the #'s below or add ones that you feel are relevant.
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#myselfcentral #myscj2wfirststeps #journeytowholenss #challengeyourself
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#negativeselftalk #overcomingstrongholds #mindset #developingmindset #selftalk #positivevibes #changingbeliefs #beliefsystem #newmindset #confidenceboost #confidencecoaching #confidencecourse #mindovermatter #lawofattraction #faithinyourself #mindshift #paradigmshift #challengingbeliefs #confidence #selflove #selfacceptance #selfbelief #selfesteem #selfdiscovery
Put a reminder in your phone calendar or create an alarm:
Call it “the new I am”
Set it to go off 30 mins before you go to bed
Repeat daily for 30 days
Say these new statements every night before you go to bed as well as when your negative thoughts occur during the day.
Let your resting mind focus on what could be as if it already was. This will allow your new reality to begin to manifest in your waking life.
On the 30th day return to the post and write UPDATE in the Caption
Talk about any changes you have noticed
Like and Comment on at least 10 posts with UPDATES from other users by clicking the #myscj2wfirststeps_stepup
Click on the #myscj2wfirststeps_stepup from your post
Like and Comment on at least 10 posts from other people who have taken this challenge
NB: The comment should be a suggestion of other affirmations the user could use to replace the negative statements.
Be careful with your words and Be kind.
This is a Confidence Boosting Exercise.
This is a chance to give and receive constructive criticism. It may be hard, but you are encouraged only to respond with understanding and empathy. In turn this will develop your communication skills and ability to connect.**