It really is okay to talk to yourself, but the question is how do you talk to yourself? Do you imagine yourself as a success story, or do you put yourself down in your mind? Changing your mood could be as simple as changing your self-talk, and here is a quick tip on how to make that change. The next time you find yourself full of negative ideas and emotions, tell yourself: “That is the old me! The new me is more positive!” Then change the negative situation you were thinking of into a positive situation. If you were imagining a conversation with another person not going well, re-imagine it with a positive outcome. You will be surprise at how such a small change can brighten your mood and lower stress.