The way we talk and think to ourselves can impact on our mood, perspective and what we’ll get out of things. Negative self talk can sabotage an effort to go to the gym or a healthy meal choice.
Marcus Aurelius’ quotes always seem to find me at the right time. When I’m overstretched, stressed out and trying to jam too many things all at once. I came across this quote the other day:
“Don’t be overheard complaining… Even to yourself.”
Self talk is important. In the gym, it can be the difference between a good set or a sloppy one. It can be the difference between a good workout and a bad one. It can shift our perspective and our attitude. Be careful of how you're talking to yourself, it may sabotage you more than you think.