6. For Every Negative, Follow Up With A Positive
Sometimes negative self-talk sneaks up on us or becomes knee jerk, and during moments like those the point isn't to pretend we're not having those feelings.

Rather, we can accept we're feeling it but we can also explain why that feeling is wrong. So if you think something like "I hate my flabby arms," follow up with a positive trait like "They do a kick ass job while rock wall climbing" or "they're super strong when I swim." For every negative thought, follow up with a positive one.

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