From the ripe age of 12 years old I have had what society would consider a problem.
I have a tendency to talk to myself excessively.
Every opportunity that I have I have a tendency to talk to myself.
And that’s alright with me.
Primarily why I’m alright with it is because how I talk to myself makes a difference to both my life and my business. I’d even go as far as saying it’s a crucial part of my business.
Indeed, talking to yourself can seem like a weird thing.
Some people would argue it could be a sign of mental illness or you’re crazy, but that statement itself is pretty crazy.
In fact, we do it all the time.
But not only do we do that all the time, I’d say talking to yourself is the best method of growing yourself and understanding yourself.
I kind of hinted to it with my post on vlogging, but I’d like to give this topic the attention it deserves as there is a lot more to it than what I briefly covered in that post.
Talking To Yourself Is Innovative
By talking to yourself openly you can leave yourself open to letting your mind wander. This is beneficial for a few reasons. For one you get to pay attention to what you tell yourself. As I mentioned before what we say can make an impact on our mentality.
If we say positive and encouraging words we can in fact motivate ourselves and boost creativity. This in turn can encourage innovation and creativity to flow.
On the other hand, berating ourselves or bringing ourselves down will only make things worse.
Furthermore, talking to yourself can make you more efficient in general as this study proves.
In the end, talking to yourself in a positive manner can help you a lot. Keyword here is positive. After all, beating yourself up mentally or physically won’t do you much good.
Talking To Yourself Can Support You
Another important aspect of talking to yourself is that it can be supportive too. My very first post talked heavily about that. Furthermore I’ve brought it up at various occasions with affirmations as well.
In the end taking the time to do that can bring yourself up but it can do more than that.
Another way you can get support is by critically looking at problems. Like I said in my meditation piece, I used meditation to overcome past traumas.
You don’t need to meditate in order to overcome those. Instead you could talk to yourself and sift through that trauma. You could even use this as well for current problems or making difficult decisions too.
By doing this, you are allowing yourself to look at different angles. A shift in perspective can do wonders.
As Wayne Dyer once said:
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
You can achieve that by simply talking things out. It’s not out of the ordinary for us to have deep conversations with ourselves. In fact, we use it more to cope and process everything as I’ve been pointing out above.
Talking To Yourself Isn’t Madness, It’s Sanity
Talking to ourselves comes in all different forms. From vlogging, to affirmations and mantras.
A lot of people already do those things in various fashions, but I’m talking full fledged conversations.
I find it’s a sense of liberty and comfort in getting things out in the open when we do this.
Of course I don’t do this around other people. However when no one is around, it can be nice to air that out for a variety of reasons.
In the end talking to yourself is the best way you can learn about yourself as it helps you get comfortable with your own company.
Furthermore when you are good about supporting yourself and indulging in affirmations and support, you can use it as a powerful motivational tool.
Talking to yourself does open doors. I know for myself I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for this habit of mine.
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon
This post is part of an 3 month writing challenge that I’m committing myself to. Every day for 3 months, I’ll be writing articles with specific criteria in mind. You can learn all about my reasoning as well as what that criteria is right here. This is 61 of 91 of this series.
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