A More Positive Self-Image: Positive Self-Talk
By Jan Ashby
How can a person decide to use positive self-talk, in order to
shape his or her personality for the better? What if I already
have a good personality – then what?
Well, here’s the scenario – people who are self-confident and
like themselves already do not need a lot of “tweaking” to their
persona. Rather, it is the ones who are shy or introverted that
might benefit from doing some work on themselves.
Those who are comfortable in their own skins generally do not
need much help in this area. But if you are a person who is not
naturally charismatic or outgoing, then you may need a bit of
What can you do to create a healthier, more
There are things you can do – I know this from experience. For
example, public speaking can help with this – specifically,
Toastmasters can give you some practice with making speeches,
and bringing your “humorous” side to the surface.
Developing a Positive Self-Image
How you see yourself is important. If you are a negative person
at times, then this will be reflected back to you by others, and
it will be a self-perpetuating cycle.
Here is one thing you can do, in order to project yourself more positively – use positive self-talk, or employ positive affirmations daily to slowly carve out a better self-image.
Be willing to let go of hurts from the past, whether from your
childhood or more recent hurts. If you don’t, they can have
a tendency to re-surface at odd moments.
You know what I mean – if you are angry at a parent or friend,
and hold onto this anger, then you are not being forgiving.
And forgiving is the way you move on.
So try to LIMIT feeling rage or anger on a daily basis – simply don’t go
there – you will soon have a nicer, more positive outlook and self-image
Develop patience – as Isaac Newton said, If I have ever made any valuable
discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.
Using Volunteer Work to Enhance Your Self-Image
Think this doesn’t work? Just try it. You’ll feel much better
about yourself by helping others. I know when I visited the
veterans in hospitals at Christmastime it moved me. And I saw
the smiles on some of the veterans’ faces – when I noticed these
smiles, I knew I’d made a difference. And this really FELT good.
And this all feeds into a better, more positive self-image.
How About Doing Positive Self-Talk?
I have made an article on positive self-talk . It speaks of positive
interaction with others, and use of positive thinking and holding
I do meditation in conjunction with my positive affirmations, and
have good results with it. Indeed, when you routinely do these
positive affirmations for yourself, you’ll come to feel worthy of
experiencing happiness !
People who can enjoy the benefits of positive self-talk & daily
affirmations will still their inner voice – you know, that nasty,
negative voice that will try to influence you..
Everyone has one, yet as you become a more positive person
you’ll become more adept at handling life’s challenges, and
will grow and develop even more.
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