This first discussion about self-talk covers the basics. This video will assist athletes, coaches to become more aware of how to consistently & productively apply this fundamental psychological skill.
One way to think of self-talk is to use either of the next terms in place of self-talk: self-coaching or self-instructing. With these two terms, it may be more clear on how or what you might say to yourself. Most effective coaches & instructors give very precise phrases or words while teaching and/or motivating.
Another term that is equally similar could be self-teaching. This term suggests that you might be teaching yourself how to do or act or be. This could mean what you are teaching yourself, through your own words, will have an impact on your next thought or action.
Finally, self-talk can either be spoken aloud or mentally. How you use your self-talk is going to be up to you. It may make sense to practice both ways to see which is more effective for you.
The above video gives you many suggestions and recommendations that will likely be productive if you believe they will work – and you work them. You will become better at most things in life if you have a very effective plan – and you act on the plan i.e. you execute the plan.
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