A friend of ours had surgery and expressed her concern about the procedure—even though it was a minor one.
My wife counseled her with the following message:
“When I was pregnant, I never worried about the baby. I simply remembered my mother’s self-talk when she was pregnant: I will only think beautiful thoughts so that I will have a beautiful baby.”
If you have trouble creating self-talk that enhances your life, here is another approach: Redirect or detour your thinking onto another subject.
Do this each time you begin to worry or are creating negative self-talk about yourself or others.
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