Talking to yourself out loud in public is a sign of mental illness. True or false? If you said true then I am in need of serious psychiatric counseling.
Over the past six weeks I have been seriously challenged with numerous, stressful family and eldercare situations – coming at me from all sides and at a rapid pace. At the same time I have been observing a new behavior – talking to myself out loud anywhere, anytime. Whoa!!
Funny thing is, hearing my inner thoughts spoken out loud and in my own voice has somehow made me feel better and more in control. I’m not sure how and why this is happening; but I am glad about it. It’s as though I have found a new stress-reliever tool available to me at all times.
Here’s what I have learned about talking to myself over the past six weeks:
NO NEGATIVE, SELF-SABATAGING SELF-TALK.
There’s already enough negativity in this world and the last person who needs to get down on me is me. Instead of saying, “Why me?” and “I can’t do this” I boost my confidence and reassure myself with thoughts like, “I have been here before and I can get through this again.” I carefully use words that motivate and give me energy. I push aside negative self-talk immediately.
I AM WHAT I THINK.
I have become fully aware of the fact that what I think has a way of becoming a real self-fulfilling prophecy. All thoughts are fleeting…
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