Positive Self-talk Worksheet: Identifying My Thinking

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What is the theory behind this Positive Self-talk Worksheet: Identifying my thinking?

Self-talk can be negative or positive. It has been proven that people with psychological disorders have negative self-talk. Which affect our behaviors, actions, and motivations related to different aspects of life. There are chances that you may experience anxiety and depressive symptoms if your self-talk is negative. Theories say that when our self-talk is positive, it brings a better quality of life and improved mental and physical health. Therefore, in order to deal with these problematic symptoms we need to change the way we think and what we talk to ourselves. 

How will this worksheet help you?

This worksheet can help you in many ways some of which are mentioned below:

  1. You can first, identify your negative thoughts that lead to negative self-talk.
  2. After identifying your thoughts, you can find evidences for and against your negative thoughts or self-talk.
  3. Then you explore new, healthier, and positive thoughts that can improve your overall state. 
  4. It can also bring your attention to new coping strategies to cope with stressful situations. 
  5. You will further explore different points of view to look at the same situation.

How to use this worksheet?

This worksheet can be very helpful when you are struggling with anxiety, depression, and negative thinking styles. You will just need to get a digital copy or a print out to fill this form. Sit comfortably and think of any recent thought that is bothering you and write it down. Think of all the evidence, positive points of view, and coping strategies and write them down. After completing this read the same worksheet twice and you will see what positive self-talk looks like. Practice it once a week and you will see improvement in your thinking pattern and self-talk.

You can download this worksheet here.

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