Self-talk can be amazing for your confidence and morale when things are going well….but when things are tough, self talk can make things even worse.
Journaling can be an immense help! We encourage clients to broaden their journaling style by using the THINK method to analyze the way we are speaking to ourselves. The THINK method is an acronym that you can use to analyze each negative thought or self talk by asking:
Are they True?
Are they Helpful?
Are they Inspiring?
Are they Necessary?
Are they Kind?
Analyzing thoughts in this way can help us better understand our self-talk. You can discard the thought or keep it but analyzing it first gives us the power to decide.