You all know how important it is to manifest your dreams. What if you could manifest better mental health? There is so much talk about self-care and taking breaks if you want better mental health, but not enough emphasis is placed on how you talk to yourself. Did you realize that your self-talk can impact your mental health? Think about it.
Maybe you grew up in a home where you were told you were worthless or couldn’t amount to anything. And then perhaps it became your own internal dialogue. So that whenever you try to do something, your inner voice starts talking you out of it. You hit a bump in the road and that voice is like, “see, I told you that you would fail.” Then what happens? You start to spiral down into patterns of negative self-talk that leave you feeling depressed, anxious, frustrated, and so much more.
What if you could use words instead to manifest better mental health? What if you could rewrite the story in your brain to help you realize that you are worthy, you are capable, and any failure is an opportunity to learn and grow? Words can do that. Words can manifest the mental health you desire. Whether you struggle with anxiety, mild depression, or something else, use the power of words to help you manifest the positive outlook you desire. How can you do this?
Do The Next Thing
If you hear something often enough you start to believe it. You aren’t going to FEEL better first. Sometimes you have to tell yourself the good things if you want to heal your mind. For instance, if you FEEL depressed it’s often difficult to get out of bed. You start to think of the 100 things you need to do that day, and you shut down because it’s so overwhelming. What if instead of that, you told yourself, “I can get out of bed and change my clothes.” It’s only one thing. It’s just the one thing you must do next. You don’t need to do the 100 things, just the next important thing to get your day started.
Fill Your Mind With Positive Things
What are you fueling your mind with? Are you constantly looking at social media and the news and seeing how bad everything is all around the world? Maybe it feels hopeless. Turn it off. Look around your immediate surroundings. Do you have food? Do you have a place to sleep? Start to fill your eyes and your mind with good things. Read positive stories. Read success stories from people who overcame depression or anxiety. Watch movies with happy endings.
Create Positive Affirmations
Affirmations are vital. They can help transform your thinking and help you get unstuck in life. Affirmations are simply words that you speak over yourself every single day. If your mental health is struggling, you might be tempted to think or say, “I’m going to feel this way forever.” When instead you can say something like, “These feelings are short-lived. I’m going to feel joy. I’m going to feel safe.” Affirmations give you something to say out loud to counteract the negative feelings and thoughts you experience. I like to say things like, “I can adapt in many situations and life changes.” It helps me to focus on something else when I am experiencing stress or anxiety due to life changes.
Get Help If You Need It
It’s okay to recognize when you need mental health assistance. Sometimes the trauma is too much to handle on your own, and that’s okay. Saying, “I need help because I can’t do this on my own” is far different from simply saying, “I can’t do this.” Finding a good support system including a mental health professional is critical to your health. You want people around you who can lift you up, help support you, and help you overcome any mental health challenges you have. You want to talk to people who have overcome their challenges and are living in victory.
Squash negative self-talk. Whether you tend to personalize, catastrophize, or filter out the good, you need to squash the negative self-talk. Let your words help you manifest the mental health you desire and work on it daily.