Tag Archive: NST

Negative Self-Talk and Pessimistic Thinking: Let ‘em Go

Letting Go of Negative Self-talk and Pessimistic Thinking is Wise Action How can you kill two habits with one stone? Or diminish both NST and pessimistic thinking with the same techniques? Not easily, but more efficient than breaking each habit — one at a time. Martin Seligman Ph.D. wrote a superb book called Learned Optimism

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Negative Self-Talk Can’t Be Eliminated, But . . .

The negative self-talk habit — or any habit for that matter — can never be eliminated. It will always be hiding someplace in our brain, ready to jump into action when triggered by an old cue; just as you don’t forget how to ride a bicycle. Even when we’ve established a solid replacement habit, for …

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Advice from Opera Star Joyce Di Donato about Negative Self-Talk

Still struggling with negative self-talk? Please listen to minutes 8 to 16 on Joyce Di Donato, Juilliard’s Master Class (YouTube).  Wilma Koutstaal, author of The Agile Mind, sent the link to me, knowing my writing and thinking about negative self-talk. The entire segment is interesting if you’re a music aficionado, …

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Do You Play Musical NST with Friends and Family?

This too is an older post/story about the negative self-talk habit, with a very true and even slightly funny bent. And a good outcome!   Caroline, the oldest of three similar-looking middle-aged sisters, all smart, self-aware, and long-time, experienced negative self-talkers, tells a story about the siblings’ shared NST habit. The pattern …

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