My Thoughts Become My Reality: A Journey into the Power of Self-Talk

Posted: Mon Jul 24 2023

Topics: affirmation, self love, self care, mental health, self image


Weekly affirmation: taking a dive into the power of self-talk and our inner monologues.


That's been my word the last week and a half. Life hit turbo mode recently. In all good ways, but also in a very chaotic and "go go go" kind of way.

if you know what I mean?

So... my apologies for delays in content. I feel like I've gotten 5 minutes to come up for air lately. Anyway... This week, I drew an affirmation card that read, "My thoughts become my reality," and it couldn't have come at a more perfect time. It has been a gentle reminder of the immense influence our inner monologue and self-talk have on our daily lives and overall wellbeing.

Our thoughts, often the seeds of our beliefs, shape the lens through which we perceive the world. They hold the power to either propel us toward success and happiness or drag us into the depths of negativity and despair. The phrase "thoughts become reality" might sound like a cliché, but there is a profound truth hidden within it.

It's easy to underestimate the pivotal role our inner dialogue plays in how we navigate life's ups and downs. Throughout the day, we engage in a constant conversation with ourselves. This inner monologue can be positive and uplifting, filling us with hope and confidence, or it can be filled with doubt and self-criticism, eroding our self-esteem.

When we constantly feed our minds with negative thoughts, we inadvertently create a self-fulfilling prophecy. We begin to perceive the world through a filter of pessimism, and it colors our actions and decisions. For instance, if we convince ourselves that we're not good enough for a promotion, we might inadvertently sabotage our chances by displaying a lack of confidence or not putting in our best effort.

On the other hand, adopting a positive self-talk approach can be transformative. When we genuinely believe in our abilities and potential, we become more resilient in the face of challenges. Positive self-talk doesn't mean dismissing difficulties or living in denial; it means approaching them with a growth mindset, viewing them as opportunities to learn and grow.

The journey to cultivating positive self-talk isn't always easy. It requires mindfulness and self-awareness to catch negative thoughts and replace them with more empowering ones. Like any skill, it takes practice and patience. Here are a few techniques that have helped me shift my self-talk:

Challenge Negative Thoughts:

When you catch yourself thinking negatively, question the validity of those thoughts. Ask yourself, "Is this really true?" More often than not, you'll realize they are merely assumptions based on fear or past experiences.

Gratitude Practice:

Cultivate a daily gratitude practice to focus on the positive aspects of your life. This can help shift your perspective and foster a more optimistic mindset.


Affirmations, like the one I drew this week, are powerful tools to rewire your thoughts. Repeat positive statements that resonate with you and reinforce them regularly.

Surround Yourself with Positivity:

Be mindful of the people you spend time with and the content you consume. Surrounding yourself with positivity can reinforce your efforts to improve self-talk.


Treat yourself with the same kindness and understanding that you would offer to a dear friend. We all make mistakes, and it's essential to be gentle with ourselves.

As I continue to explore the potential of my thoughts becoming reality, I am reminded of the immense responsibility I have in shaping my own life. By cultivating a supportive and encouraging inner dialogue, I can create a more fulfilling and joyful reality for myself.

So, here's to the power of positive self-talk and the journey of turning our thoughts into the reality we desire.

Be kind to yourselves, friends.

Love always,
Courtney xoxo



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