The pandemic continues to drag on, and experts tell us that, in all likelihood, we won’t be back to “normal” for another nine to 12 months. Even though it is tough to think about that, there is a way for us to fight anxiety and depression every day.
First of all, we have a choice. Each day we can choose to be positive. That may sound like a flip remark, but it is actually true. More importantly, we can choose to talk to ourselves positively, making it a daily habit.
Let me explain. While we may never focus on the self-talk in our heads every day, it is essential to focus on it now. And one way to check to see if you talk positively or negatively to yourself is simple. Ask yourself, “Would you ever talk to anyone else the way you talk to yourself?”