Send your future self a positive message
Note to self
This campaign that involves the ReachOut.com team and volunteers rocking up to most of the college campuses around the country. You’ll recognise us by our stand with heaps of free postcards. You can’t really miss our giant post box.
What’s it for?
The point is for people to write a positive message to themselves on the postcard and we post it back to them at a date in the future. It’s a way of getting out there to meet you guys, bring some positivity to your day and of making it OK to talk about mental health issues on campus.
The power of positive thinking
It may not come as a surprise but our harshest critics are often ourselves. It is easy to place unrealistic expectations on ourselves and even easier to forget to pat ourselves on the back when we do well.
You know that little voice that can tell you you’re stupid when you make a mistake. Thats our self-talk. When we get into a pattern of negative thinking, that little voice can make us feel pretty bad about ourselves. But it’s possible to make that voice a positive one.
Chaining the soundtrack in your head
Note to Self makes us think of something positive to say to our future selves. In a similar way it’s possible to change our self-talk on a day to day basis. It can take some time and practice but it ‘s worth it!
Read self-talk to see some exercises to turn your negative self-talk around.It also explains some common thinking errors to avoid.