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Practice Strength-based Self-talk

Healthy thinking leads to healthy emotions. By listening to how you talk to yourself, you can determine whether your internal statements lead to anxiety and defeat (“I can’t do this”) or encouragement and resolve (“I don’t want to do this but I can”). Remember, you have already been through the hard days – and survived!

When you experience anger, or guilt, or anxiety/fear, notice what you are telling yourself? Are they truthful, strength-based statements or self-defeating statements?

Prompt by: National Hospice Cooperative (NHC)