Morning Self Talk Can Set The Tone for Your Day

Do you realize that the words you say to yourself first thing in the morning can set the tone for your entire day? Is your early morning self-talk encouraging and empowering or discouraging and disempowering? May be it is time to become more conscious of how you’re talking to yourself in the morning. 

When I think about self-talk, I’m reminded of this quotation by author and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, “Evidence is conclusive that your self-talk has a direct bearing on your performance.”  

According to the Mayo Clinic, Zig Ziglar is absolutely right. Here’s what wrote about self-talk:

Understanding positive thinking and self-talk

Self-talk is the endless stream of thoughts that run through your head every day. These automatic thoughts can be positive or negative. Some of your self-talk comes from logic and reason. Other self-talk may arise from misconceptions that you create because of lack of information.

If the thoughts that run through your head are mostly negative, your outlook on life is more likely pessimistic. If your thoughts are mostly positive, you’re likely an optimist — someone who practices positive thinking.”

Studies have concluded the health benefits of positive self-talk may include:

  • Increased life span
  • Lower rates of depression
  • Lower levels of distress
  • Greater resistance to the common cold
  • Better psychological and physical well-being
  • Reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease
  • Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress

Let me ask you again: As you begin your day are the words you say to yourself encouraging and empowering or discouraging and negative? 

It’s true - your self-talk first thing in the morning can set a positive or negative tone for the entire day. How are you choosing to begin your day?


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