Pay attention to your self talk today

Nearly 3000 women were  surveyed recently by an  Australian  popular online blog. The focus of this survey was on self esteem, body image and general appearance .

The majority of the women surveyed  had reported that they have  at least 13 negative things to say about themselves every single day.

45 per cent of the women surveyed  that were currently in the healthy weight range think that they are  actually overweight.

At least 20 per cent of the women who were considered underweight thought that they were overweight and are still dieting to lose more weight.

Four out of five women
said that they hated the way they looked.

Three out of five women said they felt negatively about their appearance almost EVERY SINGLE DAY

More than 90%  of the women said how they feel about their appearance had prevented them from doing a particular activity in the past 12 months. These activities included going on a date, having their photo taken, going to the beach, going for a job and even –  not following a goal or a dream for fear that they would be judged by their appearance.

10000 people a month google the phrase Am I ugly?

Think about these statistics. THIS IS DEVASTATING. That same energy that is fuelling negativity could actually be turned around and  used to create positive self esteem.  

Now if you think those survey results are bad enough – it gets worse. Results are now showing that girls and boys are beginning to express body dissatisfaction as early as  5 years of age.  They are  worrying about their weight and how they look and are even expressing that they  don’t feel good enough.

We have to change this. If each and every one of us can  choose to  create a new culture, one that is based on positive self esteem, maybe we can make a difference. Perhaps –  The first step forward towards change is to  look at our own behaviour,our own self talk and  our own self esteem levels.

Today, I am asking you to pay attention to your self talk. Positive self-talk is a vital step in building self esteem. It is a phenomenal strategy for change. Some of the greatest athletes in the world use positive self-talk to help them achieve their biggest goals. Positive self-talk is a vital step in building self esteem.  It is a phenomenal strategy for change. Some of the  greatest athletes in the world use positive self-talk to help  them achieve their biggest goals.

Negative Self-Talk can influence your self-esteem, your outlook on life, your energy levels, your relationships and even your health.

Positive Self Talk will –

❤Boost your confidence
❤Improve your mood
❤ Eliminate stress
❤ Improve heart health and wellbeing.

Pay attention to your self talk. 
Words are powerful. Be sure to choose your words wisely as they create your thoughts and life experiences and affect all those you share your world with.

Jo Ettles