What to Say When You Talk to Yourself


What to say when you talk to yourself, an interesting question and when you take the time to examine the conversations that you have with yourself, don’t be surprised to find out that all too often the majority of conversations are negative. Learn what to say when you talk to yourself, use the 5 levels to create a better you.

Level 1 Self-talk The level of negative acceptance. This is dominated by thoughts such as I can't, I could never do that, I'm tired, I just don't have the energy I used to have and other such gems.
Unfortunately, this is the dominant self-talk for most people and it needs to go.


Level 2 Self-talk The level of recognition and need to change. This is dominated by phrases such as I need to, I should. It's slightly better than level 1 but not where we would like to spend our time. This level acknowledges a problem but doesn't provide a solution.




Level 3 Self-talk The level of decision to change. This consists of phrases such as I never, I no longer. Now you're showing signs of being committed to change and are clear on what you're no longer going to do. Saying things like I no longer smoke, I'm no longer going to put off things that are important. This is powerful because you're now programming new instructions to your subconscious mind.

Level 4 Self-talk The level of the better you. This is the most powerful kind of self-talk. This is all about I am statements like I am in control of my life, I am a winner, I am healthy, energetic, enthusiastic and I'm going for it. Level 4 self-talk inspires, encourages, urges and implores. This is the self-talk that challenges us to battle with our fears and end up the victor. This is the level that we want to spend most of our time, creating our greater good.



Level 5 Self-talk The level of universal affirmation. Characterised by the statement “I’m one with the universe and it is one with me.” This is the self-talk of the ancient mystics who experienced oneness with God and the universe. It is the language of those who, having conquered their ties to a life of earth bound demands, choose to seek their manifest place in something greater.

Adapted from Shad Helmstetter “What to say when you talk to yourself”

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