My negative self talk started a long time before I took my first drink and last long after my last drink
I'm really pleased for anyone who can stop drinking and in short measure be totally positive and upbeat in recovery.
I see it a lot and it's really infectious and energising - but that wasn't me, not until I'd done a little work on myself....
My default was negative self talk.
I had decades of self hatred and other stuff to unpack
so yeah I try to remember that and the fact that the negative self talk might be so ingrained that conscious though won't touch it much for awhile.
(Happily it didn't impede my ability my decision and my choice not to drink. That was a set in stone commitment no matter what)
But we gotta keep trying, I got there in the end,
Here are some ideas that helped me:
Negative self talk Thought Stopping: A Technique to Quiet the Negative Voice in Your Head Challenging negative thinking | ReachOut.com Australia https://www.huffpost.com/entry/negat...tive_n_3009832
from: https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...f-respite.html (Relief and Respite)