Day 26: The Power of Positive Self-Talk
Dr. Rick Scott discusses how to create positive patterns of self-talk and a simple exercise to start you out.
Dr. Rick Scott discusses topics including:
- How positive self-talk is the antidote to the negative self talk we often experience
- Dr. Scott describes a simple exercise to document your most negative self talk and identify the positive opposites
- Dr. Scott explains how to focus on the positive and make this a habit in day to day life
Negative Writing (on a piece of paper you will rip up and throw away afterwards): Take 5 minutes to write down all of the negative thoughts causing you anxiety right now, and when you are done, rip up the piece of paper.
Questions for Journaling:
- Write a line down the middle of the page
- On the left hand side, write down your most negative self-talk and self-criticism
- On the right hand side, write down the exact opposites, for example:
- Negative: I’m unsuccessful
- Positive: I’m highly successful
- Circle the two most important positive self-talk phrases; close your eyes and imagine these in your minds eye
- How can you shift to these positive messages when you experience your usual negative self-talk?
- On a 1-10 scale, how would you rate your pain today?
- Deep Breathing
- Grand Central Station Meditation
- Driving Meditation
- Negative Self-Talk Exercise
- Body Scan Exercise
- Day 0: Setting Up for Success
- Day 1: Your "Old Back Story"
- Day 2: Understanding ESR
- Day 3: Deep Breathing
- Day 4: Wisdom from a Spine Surgeon
- Day 5: How We Get Programmed for Pain
- Day 6: Type A Personalities
- Day 7: The "Big 4" Emotions
- Day 8: A Case of Childhood Stress
- Day 9: A Case of Current Stress
- Day 10: Cases of Depression and Anxiety
- Day 11: Taking Stock & Survey
- Day 12: Your "Monkey Mind"
- Day 13: Awareness in Day-to-Day Life
- Day 14: Roots of Negative Self-Talk
- Day 15: Living from the Neck Up
- Day 16: The Stress Inventory
- Day 17: Depth Journaling
- Day 18: Raising A Child As You Were Raised
- Day 19: Writing a Letter to Relieve Stress
- Day 20: Acknowledging the Hero in Us
- Day 21: Taking Stock & Survey
- Day 22: Getting Good Sleep
- Day 23: Finding a Self-Care Activity
- Day 24: Posture and Movement
- Day 25: Setting Limits
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