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Talk to Yourself~Doctors Say It's Healthy

I was working on a project side by side with my sister. At the end of the day, she asked if I knew I consistently talked to myself. I really didn’t. Since then, I’ve found there’s benefits of talking to yourself. See if you’ve noticed any of these benefits when talking to yourself, or if you want to start!


Improved Performance of Tasks

Studies show that talking out loud to yourself can improve your concentration and performance on a task. I know that sometimes, when I’m working on something, it feels good to talk myself through it, out loud! I say things like, “What’s the solution here?” “Good job, Linda” or “That turned out great!” or “You can do this!” I wasn’t aware that it helped my performance of the task.


Clear Thinking

Behaviorists say that talking to yourself is a sign of high cognitive functioning. I’m going to let my sister know this the next time she good-heartedly teases me about it. But seriously, sometimes your brain is holding so much, or trying to figure out a complex issue, that talking to yourself out loud can help you solve it or at least let some emotional steam of the issue out.