Sloganeering turns negative self-talk into a self-soothing exercise. Here are some slogans that calm and improve your emotional fitness aka Emotional Intelligence.
The above are general posters. Sloganeering works best when you create personal slogans.
How to become a sloganeerer
If any of the slogans in the above posters work for you great. Still, for some stronger ones review your self-talk and turn the loudest into slogans. Easy enough to do. Here are a few samples.
- Turn “I’m a loser” into “Winning my way” or “Winning at what matters.”
- Instead of “I can’ go on” think “Going on” or “Change comes.” or “Break needed.”
- Not “Down and out” but “Break time.”
Review your self talk list and see what you come up with.
How to use slogans
When you need to sooth a negative voice, OMM and as you breathe normally repeat the slogan . Don’t know how to OMM? Start the course at the beginning or read on.
Even before your child starts talking you can start using slogans. You probably do so already, the trick is to make them short and snappy and to add rhythm. One parent I know used to sing, “Pop up, Pop up, Right away Pop up” when her toddler fell but wasn’t obviously badly hurt. In time her toodler would announce small hurts with her own “Pop up, Pop up.”
Besides giving her a stay strong type of slogan, this was a first step to teaching how to rate things. Probably the next skill you can teach. When a hurt is big, “Big hurt” while comforting your child teaches rating. Teaching the ASL signs for big and small along with the words works best. Don’t know those signs?
- Big: hands in front of you, palms together then pulled apart from the middle to your sides
- Small: hands in front of you palms together then pulled apart only about three inches.
More self soothing exercises including Creating Sanctuaries, Walking Meditations and Peaceful Hands.
POST INSPIRATION: DAILY PROMPT
I often use these prompts to spark my posts. Intended to improve writing they also get you thinking more deeply. Deeper thinking is critical thinking and the heart of emotional intelligence.
You can think about them as they are stated or use them to spark other thoughts which is what I usually do. Most can be related to Emotional Fitness. How? Well here is the prompt that connects to this post. I’ll answer it and tell you how I relate it to Emotional Fitness.
What inspired today’s post. No. 3 – Today you can write about anything, in whatever genre or form, but your post must mention a dark night, your fridge, and tears (of joy or sadness; your call). Feel free to switch one ingredient if you have to (or revisit one from previous trioprompts).
How this relates to emotional fitness and today’s post. Our negative self-talk strengthens mad, bad, and sad feelings. Shame, fear, anger grow; tears or smiles are evoked. Often such talk visit in a dark night either invading our dreams or keeping us awake with their relentless slaughter of all that is good.
All the handouts and poster coaches for this course are being posted at the store so you can download them for free (Handouts are in Black and White while Poster Coaches are in color.)
Some might not be up yet. I am a Jill of all in this business, an old one, so some things take longer than others and life might get in the way. If a handout isn’t posted yet, you will find lots of other offerings including inspirational quotes or more EFTI exercises.
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LINKS OF INTEREST
- The Power of Positive Self-talk (webmd.com)
- Pinterest quotes (pinterest.com)
- Self-soothing, Create Calm in Your Life (amazon.com)
- Signing Savvy (signingsavvy.com)
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Thank you and work at staying strong until next time. I am.