We all have an internal monologue during our day. Is yours healthy? Is it loud? Is it soft? Here are some examples of healthy swaps if you are feeling stressed.
|I made a mistake on that question.||I’m so dumb.|
|I still don’t understand that topic. I need to try a different approach.||I will never get it.|
|This is tough, I need to break it down more.||I’m just going to fail at this, why bother?|
|This is hard, but every step brings me closer.||I’m overwhelmed, I’ll do it tomorrow.|
|I didn’t pass that practice test; I’ll make flashcards out of the questions I made errors on.||I’m not going to pass this exam.|
|This isn’t my favorite topic, but it is an important part of patient care.||This is useless.|
Take control of that inner voice. Transform it into something that makes you stronger.