THE Resolution of 2014
Positive Self Talk
Positive Self Talk vs. Fat Talk or putting one’s self down
- 7 out of 10 middle and high school girls believe they are not good enough, or don’t measure up, whether that be looks, school performance, and relationships
- 36% of middle and high school boys admit to taking some kind of protein supplement and 6% admitted to experimenting with steroids
- 93% of college aged women engage in fat talk, or other body dissatisfaction comments.
- 87.8 % of women aged 50 and over are dissatisfied with their bodies (from IDEA Fitness Journal, January 2014)
Negative thoughts and words that are demeaning to you end up being self-fulfillig. If you think or say your fat, ugly, dumb, etc. these constant messages transform your brain to follow through. Relationships, career, and overall well-being are negatively affected.
On the other hand, if you think and say positive things to yourself (whether you believe them or not), you transform your brain to fulfill what you are thinking and saying. You stand taller and exude confidence, giving you the energy to engage in relationships and activities that bring you joy.