When was the last time you did a status check on your self-talk?
How has your self-talk been lately? Yes, that self-talk — where you talk about yourself to yourself, either aloud or silently. It’s okay; you don’t have to be ashamed. We all talk to ourselves. In fact, I just had some inner dialogue with myself a few minutes ago. But is your self-talk positive, affirming, and uplifting, or are you negative most of the time? Many of us are pretty critical with our self-talk. Consider the following inner statements: “I’m not good enough to be in the same room with these people. I don’t belong here.” “My opinion doesn’t matter. No one cares about me.” “I really don’t know why my wife stays married to me. I’m inadequate.” [...]