Healthy Communication

TOXIC VOCABULARY

How often do we find ourselves in an internal barrage of negative talk…creating fear, anxiety, panic which can lead to us being frozen in place?  Self sabotage, procrastination, anxiety and even making ourselves sick over it. literally.

This is toxic!  We need to learn to stop the negative self talk and start positive affirmations….. remember the SNL skit?  Some of  that is REAL (Mirror work, Guided Meditation with Affirmations)… even prayers and mindfulness are key tools as well.

Positive Affirmations:  stop the toxic self talk!  
 
Use positive terms, write them down, and repeat throughout the day

I am an honest, intelligent, goal-directed, responsible individual with integrity and I am sensitive to the needs of others.

I am an enthusiastic, decisive, self-starter with a positive mental attitude and I am focused on the task at hand.

I am a disciplined, persistent, caring, energetic, experienced, competent team player with the courage to take action and do what is right.

I am a dependable, motivated, hardworking extra-miler.

I am a humble, kind, personable, attentive, considerate, resourceful person who takes pride in my appearance and in what I do.

I have a good sense of humor and healthy unconditional self-acceptance.

I am a fair, patient, consistent, respectful encourage and student.

I am a confident, optimistic, authoritative, creative, adaptable, sober, loyal, punctual, teachable person with strong convictions.

I am an effective communicator with the vision, wisdom and faith necessary to realize my dreams.

I am an honorable person who is truly grateful for the opportunity life has given me and I am committed to taking full advantage of that opportunity.

These are the qualities of the winner I was born to be, and I am fully committed to developing these marvelous qualities with which I have been entrusted.

The link below is for the Table Exchange that gives you words to use in replace of the toxic vocabulary we have internalized and use regularly. As with any modification to our behavior, it takes time to implement them but if you print them out or write them down in your "Tool Box" (Step 3 work), you will have some great ideas for alternatives to use regularly. 

 

http://www.smartrecovery.org/resources/library/Tools_and_Homework/Encyclopedia/vocabulary_exchange.htm

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