The Coping Kete

No. 8 – Supportive Self-Talk

This week in order to attain, maintain or regain wellness…

I will practice giving myself encouragement when I notice shifts in my mood or energy level, as I would encourage a dearly loved friend, who I truly believed in, “it’ll be okay, you can handle this.

By speaking to myself with respect, support and reassurance, I will practice valuing and nurturing myself.

In the moment, I will be providing myself with the possibility that things could turn out as I would like and reminding myself of the probability that whatever happens, I will be able to get through it.

Once I am comfortable with encouraging myself through smaller moments of pressure, I will add ‘Supportive Self-Talk’ to my Personal Coping Kete as a self-soothing strategy in times of stress and distress as a reminder to talk myself through the tough stuff too.

2 Thoughts on “No. 8 – Supportive Self-Talk

  1. Like The Little Train that Could! I think I can. I think I can.

    I’m gonna do it :)

    • Yeah! I hadn’t made the connection, but totally. It’s almost cliched eh? But then, a lot of these things are so often repeated simply because they are tried and true.

      It’s really hard to ‘think I can’ if I’ve had a long time of just not doing or not noticing what I’m doing though, so I find it helps to mix the statements up a bit if something’s not sitting right with the evidence I have; but to always find a way of holding onto possibilities and believing in my own self.

      At the very least, I figure when I’m feeling stink, I must be nice to myself.

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