What You Say to Yourself
What you say to yourself is the most important.
The content of your self-talk is important because, believe it or not, you are the most influential person, in your head.
Our self-talk is incredibly powerful because it can influence our moods and emotions, which then directly impacts our behavior and actions.
Positive self-talk can:
- Empower you to achieve your goals and enable you to overcome challenges when they do arise. Phrases like, “This is hard, but I can do hard things” or “I’ve got this” can make all the difference in taking the next step.
- Encourage you to learn new things. You’re a lot more likely to step outside of your comfort zone if you have built up your confidence.
- Improve your well-being—Positive self-talk is an important strategy to reduce stress, which is known to cause mental and physical health problems. Research has shown that speaking positively about yourself provides a whole host of health benefits.
- Build healthier relationships—When you have confidence in yourself, the optimism will naturally manifest into your interactions with others, and build more positive connections.