Talk to Yourself

Talk to Yourself

If you’re anything like me, you frequently find yourself scrolling Twitter, Medium, and Reddit trying to find the right piece of content to help you through the unknown feelings you’re dealing with. Maybe the next few posts will have something to motivate you. Maybe you’ll find that diamond in the rough.

And sometimes, you think you do. You click on an article of “How to Change Your Life in 3 Easy Steps” and a rush of dopamine hits. Unfortunately, you skim through it and realize it’s an iteration of the last 10 posts you’ve read, so back to scrolling. There has to be a post out there somewhere that can help. Someone has to have created something. 

But there’s only one person that can help you. Guess who? It’s you!

One of the best things I’ve found is sitting down and talking with myself. For me, journalling is most effective.

It’s a form of self therapy, of helping you work through issues and articulate insights that you know are there, but can’t place a finger on. 

Sit down with yourself and ask yourself: what’s up? What do you want to achieve? What’s keeping you from getting there? What aren’t you enjoying? What could you be doing better? Are your goals resonant with you? Are you taking action for the right reasons? What sort of a person do you want to become? 

Instead of mindlessly scrolling, sit down and have a chat with yourself. You’ll come to far better insights and feel good about yourself afterwards.