Yes, I want you to talk to yourself in wonderful and soothing ways. As soon as you start to feel stressed, please talk to yourself with clear, gentle, and encouraging words.
You see, a cascade of biochemicals courses through your body when the stress response turns on. What happens when your body and brain go into this alarm state? Imagine: tight muscles, increased heart rate, impaired digestion, depressed immune system and so much more.
That’s okay occasionally, but constantly living in a state of emergency will take a toll on your health and happiness.
Fortunately, you can turn the stress response around. One way to do so is to talk to yourself in a soothing way. Your kind words will let your brain know the “danger” has passed and thus will allow the relaxation response to kick in.