What are you telling yourself today?
Think about your challenges at this moment. What are you telling yourself? Can you think of a way to change your negative self-talk to positive self-talk?
Is your boss on your back? What do you tell yourself?
- This is totally unfair. I deserve better than this. I hate this job, this place is terrible.
- I can rise to the occasion and make my boss proud. I will improve my skills.
Are you bored, watching the second hand tick, just waiting for the moment you can leave? What's your attitude?
- I have to get out of here. I'm going to quit.
- If I do a good job and act with integrity, I can move on to bigger and better things.And thank goodness for my paycheck!
Are your kids throwing tantrums, are you facing piles of laundry, and you feel like you're stuck in monotony? That's a hard one! Sometimes, you might think:
- I'm a horrible mom. Why won't they behave? Why are other mom's lives better?
-or you can say-
- This is a hard stage, but I'll manage my time and get everything done, look for positives with my kids' behavior and point it out to them, and find some time for myself, too.
Practice Positive Self-Talk, and Model it for your kids.
Giving kids skills and confidence in self-regulation helps them grow into healthy adults.
The Grump Meter is a resource that helps train kids skills, such as maintaining a positive attitude and believing in their ability to make positive steps toward mastering and controlling their attitudes through
- understanding their emotions
- identifying their triggers
- focusing on positive self-talk
Parents tell us all the time that the Grump Meter serves as a valuable refresher for them, too!