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  • Writer's pictureAlisa Collins

Talking to myself

I grew up thinking people who heard voices in their heads were crazy.

So when I had internal discussions with myself, I always thought there was something wrong with me. Normal (sane) people don't have voices in their heads.

Of course, that was a misunderstanding of childhood.

All humans have two distinct parts of their brains.

First, the "primitive brain" wants to seek pleasure, avoid pain, and spend as little energy as possible. It tends to have an opinion about just about everything.

Second, your "human brain" (prefrontal cortex) wants you to be the best version of yourself, even if that makes you uncomfortable.

These two perspectives rarely agree on anything.

So we talk to ourselves.

A lot.

Go exercise.

Hmm, but I'm so comfortable here on the couch.

Eat a salad.

That hamburger looks good.

Set a goal.

Goals are scary. I'll stay where I am.

There is a battle for your future going on inside your head.

Most people don't know this.

Now you do.

If you would like to learn more about how you can manage your brain chatter, head over to and schedule a free session!

Have a lovely day!


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