Thinking about the quality of your internal chatter, does the voice speak like a friend and the kind of person you would want to hang out with?
Does it comfort and soothe you like a good companion? Does it energise and inspire you? Or is it critical, negative or hopeless?
We know that we can choose the people with whom we surround ourselves, avoiding those whose company does not lift us. But few of us recognise that we also have control over the ways in which we talk to ourselves, and can choose actively not to ‘hang out’ with an internal chatter that is not good for us.