Importance of Self Talk

Clearly, life is the most precious gift given to us by God and it’s up to us in which direction we would like to take it. As we see these days, a lot of chaos is present around us in many forms. For example, did something unpredictable happen to you today? That is life. Chaos is an essential ingredient of the life process. Without chaos in your life, you would not be alive. Chaos is the unformed, the unpredictable, and the unexpected. The word “chaos” comes from the Greek word for a formless matter. It does not have a shape that lasts through time. It is not predictable. Chaos is the entirely random, patternless, haphazard stuff in our universe. This chaos often drives people crazy and restless. They in spite of having a lot in life seem to be depressed, sad or frustrated. They usually lose their sense of inner peace and satisfaction that comes from within and they become more and more vulnerable to distress. One solution to this situation is to have a connection with your own heart and soul and strengthen it with practicing self talk.

It may sound insane but it is not. Many researches prove that talking to yourself can help you gather your thoughts, clear your mind and prepare better to cope with the difficult situation. Imagine that you have already planned your day and suddenly someone orders you to do something very fast. You need to work under pressure and stress so what can help you? Try talking to yourself – you will see it helps!

Talking to you, it turns out, is a sign of genius. The smartest people on earth talk to themselves. Look at the inner monologues of the greatest thinkers. Look at poetry! Look at history! Albert Einstein talked to himself. reports that he “used to repeat his sentences to himself softly.” Moreover, In a study printed in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, psychologists Daniel Swigley and Gary Lupya hypothesized that talking to your own self was actually beneficial. They figured out that people are at greater ease when they spoke to themselves while searching for things. Saying things out loud sparks memory. It solidifies the end game and makes it tangible. Remember it is very important for a human brain to calm down in this chaotic universe and when you talk to yourself you are able to control and organize the countless wild thoughts running rampant through the brain. Hearing the issues vocalized calms the nerves.

And in such a way you become your own therapist. According to psychologist Linda Sapadin, talking out loud to yourself helps you validate important and difficult decisions. “It helps you clarify your thoughts, tend to what’s important and firm up any decisions you’re contemplating”. Everyone knows the best way to solve a problem is to talk it out. Since it’s your problem, why not does it with yourself?

By Usra Sami



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