May 21, 2008 12:35pm CST
Self talk is normal but not too much. Self talk is a way of pushing or encouraging yourself to go a little farther from where you are now. Self talk also lifts you from where you fell. Nobody will be able to convince you except you. You may say that you were convinced by your friends...think again, while they were talking you were talking to yourself too but not out loud. Honestly, I do talk to myself. I talk to myself in front of the mirror (very often), when I'm alone and I have to face some interviews or decisions at work or in life. Why do I do that? It prepares me. It releases my tension. I just need to talk to myself.
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27 May 08
Self talk is what allowed me to go to college after 15 years of staying home with my kids and accomplish what a part of me said I wouldn't be able to do. I had to talk to myself all the way to school for the first couple of weeks. There are times when I still need to build up my confidence and, I agree, nobody can to it better than me.
29 May 08
Wow! Amaizng! You really know what you wanted in life because you alone made it through. Congratulations! I am very happy for you. Thank you for sharing your experience, you are an inspiration. Though the story is not so detailed, it is a proof that nobody except "yourself" can affect your life. Thank you for responding. Take care =)
25 May 08
yes..very true..i completely agree with u..sometimes when i had to understand something i would say it to myself and see..i will be clear when i say it to myself..i think each person can be his own self appreciator and self critic..its really motivating when u talk to yourself..its a self boost to keep u going..nice discussion leateagee..!..cheers!..happy mylotting..
21 May 08
Yes, it is normal for us to talk to ourselves. All people do that and it is our defense to tension. I do it almost all the time if I have to encourage myself. I think there's nothing wrong with it. It will be just so abnormal if you are going to act like you are two different persons talking to each other. LOL! :0)