Tell Us How You Get Yourself Out of a Negative Talk Loop

Medically Reviewed by Jabeen Begum, MD on November 12, 2021

Repetitive negative self-talk stems from core beliefs that you’re not good enough, you won’t get what you want, or that the world isn’t trustworthy. These dark thoughts can be sincerely held and hard to let go of. Once you’ve started paying attention to your negative talk, you may not know what to do with these thoughts. 

Building the right strategy for you may not look like proving the thoughts wrong. You don’t have to fight negative talk, but you can step outside of the loop. When talking yourself out of a negative talk loop, think about the following:

  • What makes you fall into a negative talk loop? 
  • If you heard a loved one talking to themselves in the way you speak to yourself, would you allow it? 
  • Do you keep your negative thoughts bottled up in your mind, or do you write them down? 
  • What feeling do you have when you start thinking more positively about yourself? 

Tell us more about how you overcome negative talk, including how your perspective shifts every time you pull yourself out of a negative loop. Please post your response to the group and tag us on social media to keep the conversation going. 

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Psychology Today: “How to Live Peacefully With Repetitive Negative Thoughts.”

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