Positive Self-Talk

The language and tone we use to talk to ourselves both reflects and affects the way we see ourselves and how we think others see us. Studies have shown that speaking positively to ourselves—what is called positive self-talk—can rewire neural pathways in the brain to enhance physical performance, build confidence, increase focus, increase gratitude, motivate us, and build inner strengths. Noticing how we talk to ourselves can reveal a lot about our deepest fears, beliefs, and ideas, and using positive self-talk can help us adopt the beliefs and values we desire most.


Overcome Negative Thoughts

What to Say When You Talk to Your Self

We talk to ourselves all of the time, usually without realizing it. And most of what we tell ourselves is negative, counterproductive, and damaging, preventing us from enjoying a fulfilled and successful life.

The Benefits of Talking to Yourself

The fairly common habit of talking aloud to yourself is what psychologists call external self-talk. And although self-talk is sometimes looked at as just an eccentric quirk, research has found that it can influence behavior and cognition.

We are what we believe we are!


Positive Self-Talk

What is positive self-talk? Our internal dialogues, or “self-talk,” can shape our beliefs and influence our emotions and behavior, and provides assurance and motivation. Positive self-talk is a healthy way to cope with anxiety.

Speaking to Yourself with Love: Transform Your Self-Talk

When you speak to yourself, do you use words of love and kindness? Or does your self-talk sound judgmental and cruel - bringing you down like a leak in a tire? Speaking to yourself with Love: Transform Your Self-Talk by Maryse Cardin is a roadmap to bringing more compassion, kindness, and love into ...

Positive Self Talk in Athletes Improves Performance

One of the simplest concepts of sports psychology is developing positive self-talk. It’s also one of the hardest sports psychology skills to master.

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it.


The Power of Positive Self-Talk

Patrick Sherratt from Innervate Education, presents to a group of senior secondary-school students about how our inner self-talk has a big influence on our self-image, performance and ultimately the way our life goes.

Transforming Negative Self-Talk: Practical, Effective Exercises

Hearing a judgmental or disapproving internal narrative is a very common mental health complaint, and not always a sign of schizophrenia or another serious diagnosis. Persistent inner chatter and rumination can lead to depression, anxiety, phobias, trauma, obsessive-compulsive thoughts, and more.


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Negative Self-Talk