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How to Weaponize Your Inner Monologue - Outside Online

In a 2014 study, for example, a research team led by Samuele Marcora, then at Bangor University in Wales, recruited 24 volunteers and taught half of them to use positive self-talk during exercise. The process was simple: after performing a cycling test to exhaustion, the subjects wrote down thoughts that had occurred to them while pedaling, identified the positive ones, then used those during at least three subsequent workouts. Two weeks later, they repeated the cycling test. Sure enough, the self-talk group lasted 18 percent longer, while the control group experienced no change. The reason, the research team determined, was that although subjects were performing at the same level, those who altered their self-talk rated the effort easier during the second test.

Hope is a key factor in recovering from anxiety disorders: Hope increases in therapy -- ScienceDaily

His study examined the role of hope in predicting recovery in a clinical trial of 223 adults in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for one of four common anxiety disorders: social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. "In reviewing recovery during CBT among the diverse clinical presentations, hope was a common element and a strong predictor of recovery," said Gallagher who reports that moderate-to-large increases in hope and changes in hope were consistent across the five separate CBT treatment protocols.