Skills to Keep Stress Useful - Too Much Mind Chat

Often when you’re worried or anxious, your mind-chat has a huge effect on how you're feeling.  If you find yourself experiencing low confidence, or being self-critical, that’s probably mostly to do with your inner voice too.  It might be that you’ve learned to suppress it, so it doesn’t always reach your awareness; but by grumbling away underneath, it’s still affecting you.

Maybe you talk yourself out of things you’d really like to do; or beat yourself up after a conversation that didn’t go so well, about what you should have said and didn’t, or did say and wish you hadn’t:  Recognising that the situation’s passed, and the on-going replay’s not helping, isn’t enough to stop it from making you feel bad.

Maybe it’s someone else’s voice, playing through your mind – the memory of an argument, or some unpleasant criticism; or your imagination creating things which might be said in a particular situation. The might just be too much mind chat, and you’d like to be able to quieten it down and focus on one thing at a time; or sleep more restfully. 

So let’s explore some simple ways to change your inner voice.

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