Positive self-talk is like having your favorite dessert

Posted on May 9, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

We talk to ourselves continuously. Our left brain is always pushing us—“You can do better”—and criticizing us—“That was stupid, Jim.” Our right brain is the encourager—“Way to go, Jim”; “You are doing a great job.” When we say nice things about ourselves, we stimulate satisfaction centers in the brain. When we say negative things, it dampens our mood and our feelings. Research from Harvard released yesterday used sophisticated brain imaging to document that saying good things about yourself gives you a good feeling.

As outlined in the Simple Diet, saying, “I am in charge of my health and choose healthy foods”, give you a positive buzz. Saying, “I eat like a pig,” is a real downer. Research shows that you can replace the negative self-talk with positive self-talk thru practice and discipline. When negative thoughts pop up, say, “That is not true.” Say, “I work hard and get things done.” When you say nice things about yourself, it’s as refreshing as having a fruit smoothie or something else that you enjoy. Be nicer to yourself! Best, Nutdoc


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