self-talk


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self-talk

a person's internal dialogue, which can be positive and motivational or negative and demotivating.

self-talk,

n in behavioral medicine, internal monologues that can have a positive or negative influence upon the individual.
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If left unchecked, this negative self-talk will cloud the very nature of our perceptions.
A 2009 article published in the "Psychology of Sport and Exercise" examined the effects of motivational self-talk on self-confidence, anxiety and task performance in young athletes.
To change one's attitude is to use the right self-talk.
Once your self-talk is dominated by judgment, it takes you out of the zone.
If you agree that these needs are important, add them to your skill set for personal communication and your own self-talk.
In high-pressure situations self-talk is often relentless and critical, says Ethan Kross, PhD, the laboratory director of the Emotion & Self-Control Lab at the University of Michigan.
The investigators found that the players instructed to engage in negative self-talk performed much worse than those who used positive self-talk, regardless of skill level.
They don't let negative self-talk rule their brains, and they make sure not to surrender to negative, self-defeating emotions.
It covers the history of sport psychology, theories of human motivation, and aspects of exercise and theories of exercise promotion (in a new chapter); performance enhancement strategies like self-talk, enhancing concentration, mental imagery, goal setting, and promoting self-efficacy and sport self-confidence; and performance inhibition, including choking under pressure, self-handicapping, procrastination, perfectionism, helplessness, disruptive personality factors, substance abuse, burnout, and sport injuries.
Don't be upset if the experience is disappointing, dwell on an off night or fill your head with negative self-talk.
I forced myself to look forward to it with lots of positive self-talk.
Based on an app first developed in 2011 for US veterans, PTSD Coach Australia comprises tools for relaxation, positive self-talk, anger management and a scheduler to help users manage their self care, health appointments and other activities.