Posted by Phil Gelbach on Feb 25, 2019
President Terry Gilberstadt called the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m. Maggie Mau greeted us, Mary Nienaber offered the invocation. Maggie Mau introduced guests. E-Rotarian Don Craighead, and Freja Rasmussen, Roseville Rotary’s Youth Exchange student.
General club announcements and business
Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Twin Cities Rotaract Club invites Roseville Rotary members to join them in a service project to help pack nutritious meals for people in developing nations at the Feed My Starving Children, Eagan location, 990 Lone Oak Rd #136, Eagan, MN 55121
Join Twin Cities Rotaract at their annual Spelling BEEr fundraiser at Summit Brewery in St. Paul on Wednesday, March 27th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
David Gilberstadt announced that the scheduled “Second Shift” meeting for Wednesday, Feb 27th has been postponed. An announcement will be emailed out when it has been rescheduled.
Arona Fay Roshal, Terry Gilberstadt
David Kray introduced today’s speaker, Arona Fay Roshal speaking on positive self-talk and how to form new behavior patterns and habits by using a script of positive self-talk to cope with day-to-day stresses.
For the most part, everyone already practices some form of self-talk. Either positive, negative or neutral (or commonly, all three). Self-talk is that running commentary in your mind that says the things you don’t necessarily say out loud. Meditators call it our “monkey mind”, leaping from topic to topic and incessantly chattering on.
We often don’t even realize that it is going on in the background, but self-talk can have a great influence on how we feel.
All of us experience a variety of feelings and thoughts, the positive ones help us feel good about what’s going on in our lives and the negative ones not so much. If you have developed a pattern of self-talk that is negative, Arona points out that like learning to play an instrument, you can improve your self-talk through practice.
  1. Pay attention to what you are saying to yourself. Is it positive or negative? As an exercise write it down and make notes on what you think.
  2. Challenge what you say to yourself. Is there evidence to support what you’re thinking? Ask what you might do to change the negative thoughts.
  3. Proactively work to change your self-talk. On a daily basis list the thing you are most grateful for on that day; what you are most thankful for from the previous day; and then what you look forward to in the days to come.
Daily practice of positive self-talk can become a process that will allow you to discover the hidden optimism, hope or joy in any given situation.