Can you locate your inner voice – that internal monologue or verbal stream of words that is always there inside your head?
Is it working for you or is it working against you? self talk
If it is working for you, then you are likely to be upbeat, happy and confident about your life and the opportunities that the world presents. positive self talk
Your self talk or inner voice is likely to positive and kind. You treat yourself as you would a best friend or loved one. You will be aware of your own strengths and weaknesses and you will be making the most of the positives, turning up the volume on what’s going well and turning down the volume on the negatives.
If your self talk is negative and you are consistently feeding yourself with negative, critical messages then you are likely to feel down, anxious and lack confidence.
The way that we are spoken to as children is in part responsible for a negative inner voice. If you were told you were ‘useless’ or ‘stupid’ repeatedly over and over again through the years – that is what shapes your inner voice and your self-belief.
The good news is that it is possible to challenge the negative voice and change your thoughts and ultimately the beliefs you hold about yourself.
It won’t happen overnight – there is no magic wand, but, but in time and with consistently positive messaging then things can change.
This is an area that I work in regularly and here are 6 tips to help start the process: