Do you have moments of negative self-talk? We all do, so why not make it a positive experience? Self-talk is how we process what happens around and within us.
Although we may have an occasional moment when we light-heartedly question our sanity, self-talk is an integral part of our mental and emotional landscape. And how much time and mental energy do we waste in negative self-talk? Probably too much!
And how many bright futures, sound ideas, and dynamic plans have we scuttled by wallowing in negative self-talk? We’ve all done this more times than we care to remember!
So here are the two simplest, quickest, and most effective ways to turn negative self-talk into positive talk. They are easy to do and generate wonderful results at lightening speed.
The next time you catch yourself in the throes of negative self-talk, elevate your gaze and nod. That’s it! Pretty simple, isn’t it? It’s simple and highly effective.
Elevate your gaze and your self-talk quickly turns positive. When you elevate your gaze raise your head slightly as if looking an imaginary point just above a distant horizon. This works because the mind associates an upturned gaze and a positive point of view. Fortunately, this prompts the mind to generate positive self-talk. And the mind does this by itself!
Add a nod to your elevated gaze and you have a powerful combination. Nodding symbolizes agreement and endorsement. Its affirmative response reinforces the elevated gaze. In effect, the nod says a resounding “Yes!” to the uplifting effect of the elevated gaze.
Taken together, these two simple steps automatically transform your inner dialogue from negative to positive. And the best part is this: You don’t have to do anything else!
Elevate your gaze, nod, and let your mind do the rest. So the next time your self-talk is down in the dumps and you are shaking your head, elevate your gaze and nod! Things will soon be looking up and you will be saying “Yes!” to a brighter day.