Do you find yourself speaking to you at every possible situation, such as when you are confused, when you are surprised, when you are upset/angry or even when cooking food. Do you talk to yourself often? If not, then start doing so, and if yes be proud of it!
Are you the person who speaks to yourself while shopping or when walking down on the street or while at work writing code? I do. I think I speak to myself a lot and it’s pretty evident nowadays and my friends have observed it a lot of times. And I don’t mean only in the privacy of my own home. It’s not that I am lonely and I speak a lot to myself. Thinking out loud helps me materialize what I’m thinking about. It helps me make sense of things. When I recap the moments that I speak to myself, is when I need to take a decision most probably, but not limited to it. Let’s read below what science tells about it.
Here are the reasons why people speak to themselves and what does scientists and studies tell about people speaking to oneself.
Talking to yourself is a sign of sanity
Begin talking to yourself like you are your own best friend. Although many of us assume that people who speak out a lot to themselves are probably insane, the fact is that they are actually sound minded and see themselves as a good companion. Swami Vivekananda right said “Talk to yourself atleast once in a Day… Otherwise you may miss a meeting with an excellent person in this World”
Talking to yourself shows that you respect you as a person and value your own views.
Talking to yourself makes you smarter
Talking with yourself not only relieves the loneliness, it may also make you smarter. It helps you clarify your thoughts, tend to what’s important and firm up any decisions you’re contemplating. You become smarter only if you speak respectfully to yourself.
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Introspection or self talk is the perfect way to self discovery
Introspection, or self talk is the perfect way to self discovery. Not everyone has the courage to face inner fears and dilemas. You should probably be happy that you are strong enough to face your inner self, and make conversation with it!
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Talking to yourself makes your brain work more efficiently.
In a study printed in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, psychologists hypothesized that talking to yourself was actually beneficial. You are guilty of it, right? You might celebrate it in a while after studying the benefits.
In an experiment, 20 people were given the names of objects (like a loaf of bread or an apple), which they were asked to find in the supermarket.
During the first set of trials, the participants were bound to silence. In the second set, they repeated the object’s name out loud as they looked for it in the store.
According to Live Science, test subjects found the object with greater ease when they spoke to themselves while searching. Saying things out loud sparks memory. It solidifies the end game and makes it tangible.
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Talking to yourself helps you organize your thoughts.
What helps me the most when I talk to myself is that I’m able to organize the countless wild thoughts running rampant through my brain.
Hearing my issues vocalized calms me and makes my mood lighter if I am going through panic or negative circumstances that bring down my confidence. By speaking out, my inner voice helps me recover from panic and makes me calmer. I’m being my own therapist by doing so. Outer-voice ‘me’ is helping inner-brain ‘me’ through my problems.
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 speak out. Since it’s your problem, why not do it with yourself?
After all, once you align your thoughts, everything will seem feasible and you gain hope and confidence to achieve your goals.
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Talking to yourself helps you achieve your goals.
Making a list of goals and setting out to achieve them can be hard to do. It can be overwhelming.
Talking yourself through those goals is a much steadier way to achieve them. If you walk yourself through the process, each step will seem less difficult and more concise. Things will suddenly seem doable, and you’ll be less apprehensive about diving into the problem.
As Sapadin puts it, “Saying your goals out loud focuses your attention, reinforces the message, controls your runaway emotions and screens out distractions.”
It puts things in perspective and grounds you.
Talking to yourself means that you are self-reliant. Like Albert Einstein, who “was highly gifted and acquired early in his life the ability to exploit his talents,” people who talk to themselves are highly proficient and count on only themselves to figure out what they need.
We “crazies” are the most efficient and intelligent of the bunch. We take the time to listen to our inner voices, out loud and proud!
In short, we would conclude like this, converse, chatter, communicate respectfully with yourself. It’s not a sign of insanity. It’s a sign of good health.
Start from where you are and complement for the smaller things to your own self. Look, you do have a good attire
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