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Hi Friends, Makeup Artist Katie here...

Scientists believe that 95% of our emotions are determined by the way we talk to ourselves throughout the day 🤭

My own negative self-talk

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When Beauty and the Boutique was just a distant dream, I spent many years telling myself that I wasn't intelligent enough to run a business, because back then I associated intelligence with academia 📚

Being dyslexic, I felt I didn’t live up to my own internal expectations.

But, now I understand and appreciate that intelligence can be measured in so many different ways. I have come to see my dyslexia as a positive – it allows me to think differently and ‘out of the box’! 💡👍

How internal dialogue effects you

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We all talk to ourselves in an internal monologue – sometimes without even noticing it! Often, our ‘self-talk’ can be negative, harsh, destructive and plain unkind 👎

Putting ourselves down internally and listening to our inner critic creates barriers to achieving happy, fulfilled lives, possibly with missed opportunities and more stress! 😫

Negative self-talk (wherever it stems from) can lead to fear, anxiety and depression.

How words can change your life

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By replacing the words...

need, have, should, would, could

with the words...

I am’, ‘I can’ and ‘I will'!

...can actually change your attitude towards what it is you have planned, especially if it’s something you aren’t feeling that confident about! 👏

By consciously rephrasing how you talk to yourself, eventually, your mind will follow these positive messages! 🥰

Treat yourself like your best friend!

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Self-positivity is like a muscle; the more you use it, the easier gets! 💪

But on the days when you find it challenging, and the negative self-talk starts creeping in, simply ask yourself – would I say this to a friend?

Believe in yourself the same way you do with your best friends! Whatever encouraging words you’d say to them... 

...say to yourself! 💖

A smile can also help!

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Another thing scientists have proven is that smiling releases serotonin – a neurotransmitter that produces feelings of happiness and wellbeing 😁✨

So, smiling makes you feel happy, and when we’re happy we’re much more likely to speak positively to ourselves! 🥰


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When we think positive thoughts about ourselves daily, our confidence and self-worth will grow!

And, when we feel we’re being significantly negative, even when we don’t feel like smiling, a forced smile will have the exact same benefits to the chemicals in our brains! 😆

So, go on, get up, brush yourself off and get ready to move some mountains today!

I know you can do it – just take it one word at a time 👍


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