Do you talk to yourself? The voice in our heads can add richness to our lives, create meaning out of our experiences, and help us to solve problems. Few could imagine a life without it. Yet this voice can turn from companion to critic when it bombards us with incessant negative self-talk or "chatter". Giving in to chatter can be debilitating for our moods, health, work, and relationships. But what if there was a way to control it?
In his book, Chatter, psychologist Ethan Kross argues that we can. Our own voice can be a powerful inner coach that can lift us out of our negative echo chamber. Kross is a leading expert on controlling the conscious mind and the founder and director of the Emotion & Self-Control Laboratory at the University of Michigan. He's spent years studying the science of self-talk. And his efforts have yielded various ways we can start managing our inner voice and change the conversation we have with ourselves.
Chatter can keep us from being our best selves. In this PurposeCast, Vic Strecher and Ethan Kross will share compelling stories of chatter's disruptive nature, from baseball's Rick Ankiel to TV's Mr. Rogers. More importantly, they will share an array of simple to adopt tools to help you make your inner voice work in your favor.
Key takeaways from this PurposeCast:
- The mental, emotional, physical, and health costs of chatter
- Tools and strategies like "distanced self-talk" to disrupt chatter, manage your inner voice, and turn it into your strongest guide
- Ways to leverage your purpose to calm your anxious mind
Ready to transform your self-talk? Join us on Thursday, May 27 @ 12pm ET.