negative self talk - Talk to Yourself

Do You Talk to Yourself?

By: Dr. Peggy Malone

Words and thoughts are powerful.

What you think about and talk about most of the time will show up in your life.  

If you think negative thoughts all the time, don’t be surprised if a lot of negative stuff happens to you. Conversely, positive thoughts lead to a positive life. This sounds simplified but all things being equal… this is true!

The way that you talk to yourself creates your beliefs and your beliefs show up in your life as your habits and behaviours.

If you speak to yourself positively and encouragingly then you will create positive beliefs and you will then find that you have more positive habits and behaviours that lead to a more successful life.

This success can include good health and good relationships as well as success in your career.

Let’s examine a little more closely the way that you may be talking to yourself.

Do these thoughts go through your mind sometimes?

“I’m no good.”

“I’ll never be able to do it.”

“I’m ugly.”

“I’m a failure.”

“I’m stuck.”

“I’m useless.”

Now imagine for a second that I met you at a party or a networking event and after I introduced myself to you I said one of these things to you.

It would be offensive and totally unacceptable.

So why is it acceptable for you to be telling these things to yourself on a regular basis?

Here is what is important to take from all of this: The way that you talk to yourself is a habit. So negative self talk… is a habit.

And just like any habit… you can decide to change it.

If it is your habit to speak to yourself negatively, then choose to take on the new habit of speaking kind words to yourself.

Words thoughtsRemember:

Your thoughts become your words.

Your words become your actions.

Your actions become your habits.

Your habits become your character

Your character becomes your destiny.

Your words and thoughts are powerful.

Choose useful and positive words and thoughts and speak to yourself kindly… you are listening.

Live well,



Dr. Peggy Malone



Dr. Peggy Malone is a Chiropractor and an Athlete who helps other athletes to overcome injury and get back to their sport. Her weekly Television Series 'Living Well" inspires people from all walks of life to take control of their health to be as happy and as healthy as they can be.

A former varsity Basketball and Rugby player, she has since entered the world of endurance athletics where she has completed 2 Ironman Triathlons, 3 Marathons, several Half Marathons and many other Triathlons, Road Races and Off-Road Adventure races of varying distances.

Her own athletic endeavors and injuries have given her valuable insight into working with athletes in her practice for both the care of injuries as well as for the improvement of athletic performance.