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Do You Talk To Yourself? Find Out Why You Should!

You may think that the only people who talk to themselves are those confined within the walls of a mental institution. If you think like this, then you’re sorely mistaken!

Successful individuals talk to themselves all the time. If you’re still not sold on this idea, read through the reasons below to find out why it’s high time you should start having conversations with yourself.

1. You become more objective

When you talk to yourself, you tend to think of yourself in the third person. You (the voice) is the third person looking in from the outside. You can distance yourself from your inner thoughts, and you can look at yourself more objectively.

When you give yourself some options, you just may be surprised how often your ‘external’ self gives a different answer from what you were thinking about!

2. You can motivate yourself

A little pep talk won’t hurt you. In fact, it can help you plenty. Many people do talk to themselves right before they go on the big stage. Whether you’re preparing for a speech in front of hundreds of people, or you’re getting ready for a big game, you can motivate yourself verbally!

3. You remember more details

When you talk to yourself out loud, you tend to remember it better than if you were just thinking about it. It’s like you hear someone else speaking to you, and it just stands out in your memory.

For instance, if you’re practicing a presentation, you can try talking yourself through the process. The more you hear what you need to do, the easier and less difficult each step appears to be.

4. You can think more positively

If you’ve got a swarm of negative thoughts just ready to pounce on you when it’s quiet, well, you can block out the noise by talking positively with yourself. Say positive things out loud every time your inner voice tries to sabotage you with negative stuff!

5. You become more focused

When you talk to yourself, you listen. So, if you tell yourself whatever it is that you need to do, then you listen very carefully. This allows you to become more focused on the task at hand.

6. You feel better

When you unload your negative thoughts and talk your way out of all the negativity that surrounds you, then you’ll feel so much better after!

4 Secret Ways To Overcome Negative Thoughts

Overcoming negative thoughts isn’t easy. You’ve got to be aware when your thoughts start turning negative, and you feel negative emotions rushing to the surface. In this article, you’re going to learn four ways you can conquer your negative thoughts.

1. Tell yourself to stop

With self-awareness, you can easily tell yourself to STOP the moment you start feeling negative. When you feel like your thoughts are turning darker with each passing moment, and you feel rage, anger, sadness, fear, or other similar negative emotions intensifying, then you need to pause. Take a deep breath. Tell yourself to STOP.

And when you tell yourself to STOP, then you better believe yourself. You can’t just say STOP, and then go on thinking negative thoughts. You’ve got to reign in those emotions and do your best to replace them with positive thoughts.

2. Don’t live in the past

Negative people usually dwell on the past. We’ve all had bad things happen in our past, but it’s the negative thinkers who continue to get stuck in it. Whatever has happened in the past should stay in the past.

You should learn to make peace with it so you can move forward. Getting closure is an important part of the process of learning to let go of the past. So, get it done as soon as you possibly can!

3. Talk to yourself positively

Imagine yourself as your very own best friend. If your best friend was feeling down, you’d try to cheer them up, wouldn’t you? You wouldn’t leave them an emotional wreck.

Instead, what you would do is you would do your best to cheer your friend up. You’d perhaps ask him or her to go on a walk to clear their head. Maybe even treat them to their favorite snack or something. Then you’d tell them it’s not the end of the world. When talking to yourself, remember to always use positive words.

The Most Powerful Two Words You Can Ever Say

Has anybody said something to you in your life that has really changed the direction of your life? Has that ever happened to you? I’m sure it has.

I’m sure that when somebody that you cared and respected in your life said “I love you,” that changed your life for the better. On the other hand, if somebody who you trusted ended up betraying you by saying hurtful things or, worse yet, stabbing you in the back by saying negative things about you, that can put your life in a tailspin as well.

Words matter. They can cut as much as they can heal. Of all the words that people can say to you that can have a tremendous life-changing impact, there are two words that you have to wrap your mind around. These two words can help you change your life for the better.

In fact, the impact of these two words is so powerful that they can continue to have reverberations or a cascading effect throughout the rest of your life. You just have to say these words very clearly, very intently, and very purposefully. If you’re able to do that, then these words will carry you through because they seek to reprogram your mind.

Too many of us are walking around with invisible shackles or handcuffs. Nobody’s pointing a gun to our heads and saying, “Be miserable. Say to yourself that you can’t do certain things. Assume that you can’t do certain things. Act like a victim.”

Nobody’s doing that. Nobody has that kind of power over you. You’re doing it to yourself. That’s what those invisible shackles are. These are assumptions that limit us and reduce us. We don’t live the kind of unlimited powerful life that we’re other waste capable of living. We all have this potential in us but the problem is it remains potential and, before we know it, we forget about it.

Instead, we define ourselves based on our limitations. We say to ourselves, “I was born poor. My parents were abusive and were addicts or alcoholics and this is what I deserve. This is who I am. This is what I am capable of. I am behind hope.”

Most people will not consciously say things this way. However, they’re doing it in their minds. You can see it in their actions. You can see it in how they live their lives. It’s as if they’re walking around in this invisible prison. They will never step over the lines delineating their comfort zone. Pretty sad, right? It’s very easy to dismiss those types of people but you’re doing it yourself.

If you are in any way feeling stuck, weak, underappreciated, or somehow oppressed in any area of your life, this is what’s happening to you. So, do yourself a big favor and say the two most powerful words you ever say to yourself. Say “I am.” When you do that, you define yourself.

More importantly, you take ownership of yourself. When you say “I am,” you are defining your life. So, be careful what words you choose to put after “I am.” If you say, “I am dumb. I am weak. I am a loser. I am poor. I am done,” then you just have condemned yourself.

Nobody can say those words to yourself and make them produce reality except you. Take ownership of this power. Be conscious of this tremendous responsibility and choose a better reality for yourself and it all begins with the words after the two words “I am.”

When you repeat those words “I am, I am, I am,” you say to the universe that you exist. You reclaim your voice. You are already there by being born. You were born with power.

It doesn’t matter what you look like. It doesn’t matter how much money your parents have. It doesn’t matter what your physical abilities are. None of that matters because you have that tremendous potential locked within you yet to choose to live like an ant. That is the tragedy behind all of this. That’s why you need to reclaim your power by being more mindful of what you say after “I am.”

To unlock the tremendous, almost scary, power of your subconscious mind, click here.

This easy-to-understand guide will help you live life in a different way. It will help you achieve your dreams, and it all begins with a simple proclamation of “I am.”

 

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