Negative self-talk is the by-product of social conditioning. The way we were brought up, the beliefs that were instilled into us by our families, friends, teachers and the media have influenced the way we perceive ourselves and the world around us. Most importantly, these embedded beliefs dictate how we react to people and situations.
When we are aware of our thoughts, we become conscious of how much of our life situations and relationships are the results of our thinking patterns.
By changing our negative thinking patterns, we can control stress and release anxiety. We can also make important positive changes in our personal and working relationships.
Positive thinking techniques are used in psychology to treat some forms of depression and to build self-esteem. By maintaining a positive attitude, we can get the best out of our lives and drive ourselves to success and happiness.
Smile and life will smile back at you!