Talking to Yourself

Do you talk to yourself?  Where did we learn that it was bad?  Some of you just thought to yourself “where did I learn that talking to myself was bad?” as you talked to yourself.

It’s a good skill to have.  It helps with self-regulating your — self.  Dialogue with yourself is a natural and normal thing, but we’ve stigmatized it somehow.  I know a few people that don’t know how to talk to themselves and consequently they hate themselves – not that if you don’t talk to yourself that you’ll hate yourself.

Talking to yourself can take on several forms.  The most obvious one is your self talk – that inner dialogue that no one hears.  Some people write it out and read it.  A few brave ones will just stare at themselves in the mirror and speak to themselves.

Whatever your method, it helps with self regulating.  It helps you to shape your self concept.

In a future post = what to say to yourself.  

The cheeseball pictures are the best.

2 thoughts on “Talking to Yourself

  1. I talk to myself all the time when flying. I run through checklists out loud to remind myself that I’m doing them, even when I’m the only person in the plane.

  2. Yah, I talk to myself more than I suspect is normal. Luckily, I live alone. Usually it’s to help me focus or remember something, but I do also “practice” (?) conversations, or things I plan to say to someone – I think this rehearing stems from my theatre background…

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