In the words of the queen herself, Lizzo, "Got to take a deep breath, time to focus on you."
On a scale of 1 to Lizzo, what's your confidence level?
Self-talk has huge implications on our confidence, self-worth, and overall happiness, so making that conversation with yourself a positive one is insanely crucial.
For some people, that can be a real challenge. See, our self-talk is influenced by external information, beliefs, values, experiences, conversations, and expectations over a given period of time. It's a very personal, very intimate mental dialogue.
That being said, shifting that psychological narrative can take time. Transforming the way you talk to yourself and redefining how you view yourself isn't necessarily a switch you can flip.
BUT, I've done it before - gone from very negative, very hurtful self-talk to liberatingly positive and confident - so I know you can, too.
Just with anything else, it takes time and practice, but I've got you, girlfriend. Start with these 3 things to help you find that inner confidence and change your internal convo with ya-self!
1. Keep a gratitude journal (I have a free one for download HERE!) - Gratitude practices keep our mind focused on the good and positive in our lives. It shifts our thinking. By writing down just 5 things you are grateful for every morning can change the trajectory of your entire day and initiate a positive mindset!
2. Give yourself a compliment every single day. Do it, girl! Look yourself dead in the eye in the mirror and say something nice about yourself. Being able to trust yourself and muster that confidence on your own (without affirmation from others) will take you places, honey! Start small and eventually work your way up to acknowledging and complimenting those things that have been hard to love in the past.
3. Do things that make you feel GOOD! Find movement and exercise you love, don't eat things you hate, practice self-care, unfollow people on social, surround yourself with people, things, and activities that make you feel alive, not drained.
I promise that you, too, have every opportunity to start "feeling good as hell!'