Your unconscious mind is hardwired to focus on the critical and find evidence to prove your insecurities true. I often refer to this part of the mind as the monkey mind and, like a monkey, your thoughts can be unfocused, bouncing from the present to the past to the future and back again.

Whether you are aware or not, your monkey mind is controlling your actions and this is why it is so important to bring awareness to these thoughts. Once you are aware you can assess whether your thoughts are in alignment with your goals. If they are not in alignment, which is typically the case, then you have the power to change them or reframe them. 

There are 3 common reframes you can use to change your negative thoughts:

  1. Stating the opposite
  2. Fake it till you make it 
  3. Skating Superpower 

Here are 14 ways to reframe your negative self-talk:

Negative Thought
Positive Reframe
I pop and circle on my jumps.I go for it every time.
I can’t do it.I will do it.
She is so much better than me.My skating superpower is?
Why is it so much easier for her/him than me?My ________ is what makes my skating really special. 
I am slow.I am powerful.
I can’t do it.My jumps are clean and consistent.
I am afraid to do that. I am brave.
There are too many skaters on
It is to my benefit to skate with my
I don’t like my body.My body is fit and strong.
It is taking me too long to get
that jump.
I am where I am suppose to be in my skating journey.
I am not good enough.I did my best on the day.
I hate morning ice.I love training on quiet ice.
What if I make a mistake?I trust my training.
I can’t do anything in my
My spins were fast and well centered in my program.

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