Self-talk is the inner voice in your mind that talks to you. Your internal voice can determine how you identify in each situation; it consists of conscious thoughts in addition to subconscious thoughts and viewpoints. Some self-talk can be reasonable, for example, ‘I need to cook dinner’, ‘I need to study’, ‘Today is Tuesday’. On the other hand, some of the negative self-talk that a person does can be detrimental and conflicting. ‘I hate myself,’ ‘I will never be good enough’, ‘I am stupid’, ‘My life is terrible’, ‘Everybody hates me’, ‘I am a screw up’.
It is common for the negative self-talk to carry more weight than the positive self-talk. In order to switch from the negative to the positive you must switch your irrational thinking to rational thinking – change and challenge your self-talk.