Your Inner Voice

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“Guess who’s the number one person you communicate with on a daily basis? It’s you! Our internal conversations characterize how we view the world and influence every part of our lives- relationships, achievements, attitude and ultimately our degree of happiness.”
Todd Smith

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Self-talk is basically your inner voice, the voice in your mind which says things that you don’t necessarily say out loud. Often self-talk happens without you even realising it and can be a subtle running commentary going on in the background of your mind. But what you say in your mind can determine a lot of how you feel about who you are.

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Positive self-talk is the stuff that makes you feel good about yourself and the things that are going on in your life. It is like having an optimistic voice in your head that always looks on the bright side.

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Negative self-talk is the stuff that makes you feel pretty bad about yourself and things that are going on. It can put a downer on anything, whether it is good or bad.
You can do things to help with changing the direction of your self-talk.

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Listen to what you are saying to yourself – we do not always consciously take note of that we are saying in our minds. The first step in improving your self-talk is to actually notice what your inner voice is saying.

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Monitor your self-talk- Is your self-talk more positive or negative? Start questioning your self-talk asking things like:

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Is there actual evidence for what I am thinking?

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What would I say if a friend were in a similar situation?

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Is there a more positive way of looking at this?

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Am I keeping everything in perspective?

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Can I do anything to change what I am feeling bad about?

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It might not seem like much, but self-talk is a really important part of our self esteem and confidence. By working on getting more positive self-talk, you are more likely to get things done and feel more in control of stuff that is going on in your life.

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Listen carefully to what you are telling yourself today. Remember, positive self-talk is one of the best ways to empower your mind

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“The inner speech, your thoughts, can cause you to be rich or poor, loved or unloved, happy or unhappy, attractive or unattractive, powerful or weak.”
Ralph Charell

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