Author Archives: Lindsay Stayton, CSW, LIMHP

Lindsay Stayton, CSW, LIMHP

Everyone Does It! How Self-Talk Helps

Mental Health

How you speak to yourself – aloud or silently – influences your emotional health, so choose your words wisely. It might feel silly, but you’re not the only one who does it. Everyone talks to themselves – typically inside our heads, and usually silently. It’s that running dialog that gets us through the day: “Do this, go here, don’t forget that.” But what if we’re talking to ourselves out loud? Rather than a sign you’re “losing it,” having an audible dialog can be helpful, according to a study published in Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Researchers found that saying the name of an object aloud – “keys…keys…keys” – helped participants successfully locate that object. It turns out that using a … Continue reading

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