Improving Your Self-Image by Improving Your Self-Talk

The person you look at in the mirror who is looking back at you may not be the person you think you are. Most of our self-awareness comes from our perceptions of how we think we appear to others. Just how accurate our thoughts about ourselves are, is usually dependent on our life circumstances and the people and events that have shaped our memories and our perceptions of the things that have happened in it.

Our self-talk tells us about ourselves and if we listen long enough to it, it will speak louder than family and friends who often may affirm our strengths and abilities. This is negative called self-talk convincing many people that there is nothing good in them or their lives regardless of what is affirmed around them.

This creates tension and sadness that can manifest itself in destructive ways. It can affect relationships and health if not corrected.