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Change how you talk to yourself

Change how you talk to yourself

The self-talk of procrastinators suggests and reinforces feelings of burden, victimhood, and resistance to authority. Learning to challenge and replace negative internal dialogue helps you free yourself from attitudes that may currently be holding you back.

  • Replace ‘I have to’ with 'I choose to.’
  • Replace ‘I must finish’ with ‘When can I start?’
  • Replace ‘This project is so big and important” with ‘I can take one small step.’
  • Replace ‘I must be perfect’ with ‘I can be perfectly human.’
  • Replace ‘I don’t have time to play’ with 'I must take time to play.’

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How to take 'have to' out of your vocabulary

  • Switch “I have to finish this ” for “I want to finish this"
  • Replace “I have to be patient with my partner” with “I want to be patient with my partner
  • Exchange “I have to exercise” for “I want to exercise

What would happen if you speak more affectionately to yourself?

You must be aware of one thing: Your internal dialogue can directly affect your health, both physical and psychological. That limiting self-talk impairs your self-esteem and shuts down your potential, resources, and opportunities. Thus, you must change its docus. 

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How you talk to yourself

When you find yourself overly critical of yourself or your work, pause and ask what you would tell your younger self. Try to be compassionate with yourself without repressing your inner critic.

A tool, so the thoughts don't stay trapped inside you, is to write your worries...

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