Most of the time, it’s a little in my head that tells me I can do things or narrates when they feel like they are about to go very wrong. Sometimes it’s more like a movie — a dramatic demonstration of the terrible thing that’s about to happen, or a picture of the upcoming victory. According to our recent podcast guest Sarah Histand, a mental health-informed fitness trainer all of it is self-talk.
Over my days building my outdoor habit, I’ve learned to make self talk work for me with a few phrases, or mantras, I can repeat over and over.
But there’s still one major thing I struggle with.
And leaning into this negative self-talk? It produces that kind of silly outdoor fail that seems to be my personal speciality.
[:30] A little bit of background on self-talk
[1:10] The times I don’t get it right
[1:35] My biggest outdoor problem
[2:00] What I do about it
[2:37] My reminder self-talk
[3:44] Using it for your indoor life