Self talk - does it work?
Updated: Mar 13
You have probably heard the expression "fake it until you make it". Let's explore why it works in the long run.
Your brains is like a supercomputer. It will run on a program that is set from early days. It does what you think and what you tell it. So if you tell yourself that you are terrible at maths, driving or remembering names, you will literally tell your mind to fulfil that, and it will run it as your supercomputer program.
When you speak to yourself, you are essentially creating a dialogue between your conscious and subconscious mind. Your self-talk can influence your beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors, shaping the way you perceive yourself and the world around you. It can either build you up or tear you down.
Negative self-talk, such as "I'm not smart enough" or "I'm never going to succeed", can be detrimental to your mental health and self-esteem. It can create a cycle of self-doubt and negative thinking that can hold you back from reaching your full potential. On the other hand, positive self-talk, such as "I am capable of learning new things" or "I can do this", can boost your confidence and motivate you to take action towards achieving your goals.
Be your best friend
It's important to be mindful of the language you use when talking to yourself. Instead of focusing on your weaknesses, try to focus on your strengths and what you can do to improve. Use words that are encouraging, supportive, and empowering, even with some humor. This will not only improve your self-esteem but also improve your overall mental and emotional wellbeing. If you find it hard - pretend you are speaking to your best friend.
Practice positive self-talk
Practice positive self-talk regularly and make it a habit. When you catch yourself engaging in negative self-talk, pause and reframe your thoughts into a more positive and constructive perspective. Over time, you will notice a significant shift in your mindset, attitude, and overall outlook on life.
Remember, your self-talk is like the software that runs your brain, so choose your words wisely and program yourself for success.
What if it doesn't work?
If it doesn't work, you have a stronger negative program running in your subconscious. It can be changed very effectively using hypnotherapy as we tap into the program and re-program those beliefs in a quick and natural way. By using hypnotherapy you save a lot of time and remove resistance. You are welcome to book a session and see how great it works!