Do you give yourself pep talks?

United States
February 25, 2009 11:31am CST
Do you think the peptalks when you are doing this? Do you talk to yourself outloud? Do you do this oftten?Do you look in the mirror when you give yourself pep talks?
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@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
25 Feb 09
I don't look in the mirror but Yes I give myself pep talks. Today especially because tomorrow my daughter has surgery and I keep saying, "It's going to be Okay and God has everything under his watchful eye." Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers tomorrow. Thank You
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
25 Feb 09
That is good that you are able to have that kind of spirituality within yourself. You keep at it Grandma. Those pep talks probably can do wonders for some people. I am personally going to try that myself. Everyone needs a little pick up once in a while. Might as well perk ourselves up with our own encouragement.
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• United States
25 Feb 09
[em]thumbup Pep talks are very healthy and we need to do it. If have regular pep talks , we are encouraging ourselves on a regular basis. Very good post and appreciate you sharing. Blessings to you and your daughter!
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Yes..once in a while we all need a pep talk..and sometimes I do it out loud and am very glad no one is around to hear! LOL...seriously...sometimes our confidence is lacking and a good talking to....even by ourselves is necessary..if we don't have confidence in ourselves we can't get it from others!
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• United States
26 Feb 09
It is a very positive thing to do, I pep talk myself, and say now, you do not need another peice of chocolate, and you need to get a better attitude today, and you need to get your work done..lol and then I say....now get busy lol
@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
25 Feb 09
You get more sense when you give yourself a pep talk because who else whos you better than yourself? You know your capabilities, your strengths and weaknesses so you know what you ask of yourself is possible. I am always talking to myself giving myself regular pep talks, trouble is I do tend to be over analytical about things and tend to be very hard on myself, so I can be a critical and sometimes damning. I do find however the best time to give myself a pep talk is when I am driving, because I am far more relaxed and I am on my own. I have made some sound decisions and I've told myself not to be so stupid at times and when you tell yourself stuff you believe them more if you are more assertive in your pep talk.
• United States
25 Feb 09
That is very important. Be assertive in our peptalks. Now that will help many people. I need to be more assertive in my peptalks. Just seeing those words made me realise it. It is good to find the right time for our pep talks. We may each have a different time and we have to pick the best!
• United States
13 Mar 09
Yes I give myself pep talks but most of the time I tend not to believe myself.
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• United States
14 Mar 09
Thats when you increase the strictness on asserting yourself...thats the point of them to reinforce the positive lol we all have to work on it. Have alot of fun mylotting and appreciate the response.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
26 Feb 09
I had to smile when I read your discussion because I do it all the time; I give myself pep talks and I am often caught chatting to myself. I don't necessarily do it in front of a mirror but I do find that if I have something important on my mind I have to verbalize my thoughts. Most of the people who know me well laugh at my "self talk"; I find it really helps me to motivate myself every now and again.
• United States
26 Feb 09
I think most of mine are funny. I mean , I think they are, because I add my comedy and I am sure I am rolling my eyes and making faces at times lol Like when I am saying , you better excercise...it is not the dryer making the jeans tighter lol hahahhahahhahahhahahhah
• United States
26 Feb 09
Of course! We should always give ourselves pep talks if we need some pep! Right? Sometimes a second opinion might make you feel better but go with the flow.
• United States
26 Feb 09
Yes, pep talks can be great motivation, and I really dont want a second opinion lol heehehehehe The pep talk is between me and me lol Just having fun....enjoy life, enjoy living....and positive pep talks!
@Thoroughrob (11756)
• United States
26 Feb 09
I do sometimes, but never when anyone else is around. I do not look in the mirror to do it.
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• United States
26 Feb 09
I guess, people might say, omg, ugh well, it is too late for me...I am always saying outloud,,,,I need to do this and I have to do that lol Appreciate the response !
• United States
25 Feb 09
No. But I have always talked out loud. It helps me think and hear what I am saying. I think I have always talked out loud. It started in high school. It is great therapy too.
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• United States
25 Feb 09
Yes, we are not suppose to keep it all bottled in. We are suppose to get it out! Talking is very good therapy and so are peptalks. SO, WE NEED TO LAUGH, TALK, AND HAVE PEP TALKS ALL AT THE SAME TIME LOL
@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
25 Feb 09
I don't think I have given myself a pep talk in quite a while. If anything I have a tendency to put myself down and I feel discouraged a lot of the time. I think that maybe I should start looking in the mirror and giving myself some much needed encouragement. You have given me something to think about eaforeman. Thank you.
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• United States
25 Feb 09
Yes, I was thinking , noone else may do it, but no matter what, we can! It is a positive way to stay on track and add positive thougts to our gooals and dreams. I like pep talks. I think it is focusing and being our own best friend!