Do you know proper self talk for worry? If you worry a lot, then you know that worry is bad habit! If you do it enough, you will be so good at it, that you will do it automatically, even without trying. After all, this is how habits are created, through an enormous amount of repetition.
If you are a worrier then you know all too well how unproductive it is. You can actually make yourself physically sick by worrying. As much as the worrier wants to change this bad habit, all too often the habit stays because many do not know how to change it.
This section is meant to give you some clear self talk for worry statements that you can use to help you overcome your bad habit of worry.
Remember, as listed in the Positive Self Talk section, it is best to repeat these statements to yourself aloud for at least 15 minutes, twice a day. It works best when you do it once in the morning and once at night, however, if you can't do that, do what works best for you.
You can also record yourself saying them aloud into your recorder on your computer or even through your cell phone. Then replay them to yourself instead. The brain cannot tell the difference and it will accept the information you are giving it regardless of whether or not you believe it. It will put this new information directly into the subconscious mind.
You do not have to believe these thoughts right now. They may even be hard to believe, but the brain has one job and that is to accept what you are telling it. This means it will accept this new programming and anything else you choose to say to yourself. It truly is about you having full control over the thoughts you want to think.
Self talk for worry should sound something like this:
- I do not worry.
- I am in full control of my own thoughts.
- I choose only those thoughts that are positive and productive.
- My mind searches for the positive in every situation.
- I am calm, positive, confident and self-assured.
- My mind is focused and full of good thoughts and ideas.
- I deliberately choose what I want to think and I only choose thoughts that are healthy, balanced and add to my entire well being.
- My mind no longer dwells on the negative. Instead, it dwells on the positive in every situation.
- I am able to relax my mind and I feel comfortable in my body.
- I always choose the thoughts I want to think.
- When I find negative thoughts in my mind, I quickly let them go and replace them with positive, truthful, encouraging thoughts.
- I am determined and persistent and will continue to change my unwanted thoughts to productive, healthy thoughts.
- I am optimistic about life and I am able to encourage myself when things don't go the way I want or expect.
- I take care of myself and I only do those things that are healthy for me.
- I control which thoughts I want to think. No one else has the ability to think for me. I think for myself at all times.
- I keep my mind busy thinking thoughts that are good, healthy, positive, constructive, and productive.
- I never have enough time to worry.
- No thought can stay in my mind without my permission.
- I am a good problem solver. I focus my mind only the things I can do something about.
- I will accept the things that I cannot change.
- I do not worry. Worry is unproductive and unhealthy and I only do what's best for my mind and body.
- I focus only on the positive.
- When someone else is worried, I help them by encouraging them and pointing out the positive.
- I do not accept anyone else's negativity as my own.
- I always encourage myself by repeating positive truths to myself throughout the day.
- Worry is an obstacle that I can conquer every time by reinforcing positive truths to myself.
- I have changed this bad habit to a healthier habit of positive thinking.
- I no longer worry.
Okay, so there you have it! Some great positive self talk for worry statements. Of course, you can do your own or even change these around to suit you and your situation more personally.
Self Talk for Worry in Printable Format
To make things even more convenient for you, I have put these statements into a PDF file, so you can print them out and take them with you anywhere and practice them at any time.
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