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Cari Nazeer

May 7, 2021

1 min read

The best strategy to get over a mental hurdle

💬 Today’s tip: When you’re feeling stuck, talk through the problem out loud.

Yes, we mean talking to yourself. And yes, it’s going to feel weird at first. But as Kate Morgan points out in Forge, giving voice to your internal monologue is a research-backed strategy for improving your cognitive processing abilities.

“You understand the concept if you’ve ever walked around the house going, ‘Car keys… where are my car keys?’” Morgan explains. Struggling to find the perfect phrasing for that email to your boss? Gearing up for a hard conversation with a friend? Find some quiet space and start talking. Soon enough, you’ll talk your way right into a solution.

🗣️ More from Forge on one-sided conversations:

How to Give Yourself a Pep Talk

A Real Apology Isn’t 7 Minutes Long

How You Should Talk to Yourself if You Want to Improve Your Performance

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