They Said it’s Only Mad People Who Talk to Themselves . . . a case for Positive Self-talk.

They Said it’s Only Mad People Who Talk to Themselves . . . a case for Positive Self-talk.

A case for Positive Self-talk.

As a young girl, I remember how I was scolded repeatedly for talking to myself.

According to them, “it’s only mad people who talk to themselves”, and they found it strange that I had conversations with myself, by myself.

Btw, who else experienced this?

Thankfully, I didn’t stop.

I got so used to my internal conversations that it didn’t matter where I was or who was listening, and as I grew older and gradually understood the power behind these conversations, I became more intentional about them.

Whenever I felt awkward, timid, or inadequate, they helped me to self-regulate and call myself to order.

A lot of times, these internal conversations help me clarify my thoughts and make sound decisions.

Quite recently, I learned that they are called Self-talks!

You see, self-talks are powerful internal dialogues that you have with yourself, and a lot of us do it unconsciously.

They said it's only mad people who talk to themselves . . . a case for Positive Self-talk by Ayokanmi Oluwabuyide -

They are powerful because your words are powerful, especially the words you speak to yourself, and this is why you should be more conscious and intentional about them.

Your self-talks influence your self-image, self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence.

This is because your subconscious mind recognizes your voice and listens when you speak, and it automatically influences your actions in line with your utterances.

What others say about you does not matter, and their opinions about you hold no water compared to your opinion about yourself.

Many times, we short-change ourselves because we live in fear of people’s opinions about us, forgetting that it’s our own words that matter.

This life is a battle of words . . . and you only win the battle of words when you speak what God says about you.

Embrace the power of your voice and practice positive self-talk.

Speak life over yourself and watch the universe align accordingly.

I shared more about Positive Self-talks in this video, feel free to watch and share your thoughts.

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Ayokanmi Oluwabuyide is a Personal Development Enthusiast who hopes to inspire young adults to live their best lives without compromising their individuality. She expresses this passion through her Own Your Upgrade blog and podcast.

2 thoughts on “They Said it’s Only Mad People Who Talk to Themselves . . . a case for Positive Self-talk.

  1. Thanks.

    I randomly came across your page and this post right here was intended for me. The positive self talk principle works. Thanks so much for your insights. Looking forward to reading more on your page.

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