Pearlman & Associates

655 Craig Road
St. Louis, MO 63141

Monday – Saturday

Be Kind To Yourself – The Importance of Positive Self-Talk!

The way you talk to yourself is important!

What is Positive Self-Talk?

Positive self-talk is the practice of consciously using optimistic and affirming language to shape one’s thoughts, emotions, and beliefs about oneself. It involves replacing negative or self-defeating thoughts with positive, empowering statements. The importance of positive self-talk lies in its ability to improve self-esteem, enhance confidence, reduce stress, and foster a healthier mindset.

Examples of positive self-talk:

  • Affirming self-worth: “I am deserving of love and respect. I have unique talents and qualities that make me valuable.”
  • Encouraging resilience: “I can handle challenges. Every setback is an opportunity for growth and learning.”
  • Cultivating self-confidence: “I am capable and competent. I believe in my abilities to accomplish my goals.”
  • Managing anxiety: “I am calm and in control. I can handle this situation with ease and clarity.”
  • Promoting self-acceptance: “I embrace my flaws and imperfections. They make me who I am, and I love myself unconditionally.”
  • Building motivation: “I am motivated and determined to reach my full potential. I have the power to create the life I desire.”
  • Enhancing optimism: “I choose to focus on the positive aspects of every situation. I believe that good things are coming my way.”
  • Overcoming fear: “I am brave and courageous. I can step out of my comfort zone and face my fears with confidence.”
  • Reinforcing resilience: “I have overcome challenges before, and I can do it again. I am strong and resilient.”
  • Practicing self-care: “I prioritize my well-being and take care of my physical, emotional, and mental health.”


The key is to genuinely believe in the positive statements you create and repeat them regularly. Over time, positive self-talk can help rewire your thinking patterns, boost your self-belief, and contribute to a more positive and fulfilling life.

Additional Information:

About Us: is a St. Louis mental health therapy practice in Creve Coeur, Missouri. The practice has a team of mental health therapists who provide therapy and counseling services to kids, teens, adults, couples, and families. Pearlman & Associates specializes in stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, and other mental health related issues and concerns. The practice can be reached by phone at: 314-942-1147, by email at: or on the web at: The office is located at: 655 Craig Road, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63141.