Back to Negative Self-talk: How it starts and what it does-Part One
‘My stomach is so fat it disgusts me.’Trust the power of experience. Looking back on your life, you can’t help but notice that it is the struggles, challenges, and conflicts that make us stronger and better people. And we are survivors. Acknowledge the difficult times you have experienced. Look at the strength, courage, and endurance you have shown. Instead of dwelling on the negative side of problems, ask yourself how you would like a situation to be different and what you have the power to change.
Expecting the worst does not encourage you to behave effectively. Expecting the worst only promotes anxiety. Instead: Ask questions that presuppose positive outcomes. "How can I make this a worthwhile experience?" "How can I dress so I will feel comfortable and attractive?"