Talking to yourself about what you’re doing can keep you focused. A recent study, The Effect of Instructional and Motivational Self-Talk on Performance of Basketball’s Motor Skill, concluded that motivational self-talk worked best on tasks based on speed, strength and power, while instructional self-talk worked best with tasks that involved focus, strategy and technique. In the real world, this might translate to parallel parking, following a recipe or putting together an Ikea side table.
Loving yourself is one of the most important things a person can do in order to achieve a satisfying, meaningful and joy filled life. Lisa Bevere adds: “The first step to loving others as yourself is to love yourself.”