COMPARING NEGATIVE SELF-TALK TO POSITIVE SELF-TALK
Download our free reframing your self-talk pdf! A helpful infographic for kids and teens learning how to turn negative, unhelpful self talk into more positive and helpful self talk. Moreover, this poster reminds us about the power of words and language. The way we speak to ourselves matters. In other words, sometimes a simple re-framing of our self-talk can make a huge difference in how we perceive ourselves, others, and a situation. It can be the difference between being stuck or being flexible. Between giving up or cultivating grit and resilience. Or developing low self-esteem or high self-compassion. We have to talk to ourselves as if we are our own best friends…in kind and compassionate ways.
As illustrated in this reframing your self-talk poster, instead of saying, “I’m so stupid,” you can say, “Whoops. I made a mistake.” Or instead of “I never get anything right,” try “I haven’t figured it out…yet.”
Make sure to check out our collection of free SEL resources, many of which contain step into your power affirmations. You may also really enjoy our Positive Self-Talk Game, in addition to our Positive Self Talk Lesson, which teaches kids the difference between their inner critic versus their inner coach.