075 - The Importance Of Talking To Yourself

December 17, 2019

The PowerBreak Podcast

Program 075 – SHOW NOTES




  1. OPEN with Tease

(Bob) “This is the PowerBreak Podcast, number 075 titled:

The Importance Of Talking To Yourself”

– I’m Bob Brubaker along with JT as we hope you will stay tuned as we seek to give you a little power in this break to help you succeed in the race of life.”


  1. (JT) This is the – PowerBreak Podcast – with a focus on the spiritual, the mental, and the physical aspects – all to help you succeed in the race of life. For show notes from today’s podcast go to bobbrubaker.com and follow the link for the PowerBreak podcast.


  1. Welcome – Bob and JT – chit chat about life, walk with God, training, etc.




  • BB – Do ever talk to yourself?
    • JT - (((answer)))
  • BB - What do you say to yourself?


  • JT – What do you say to yourself when you talk to yourself?
    • BB (((answer)))


  1. Bob – POINT: We know that we all talk to ourselves in some sort… and what you say to yourself really does have a big impact… so why not make it a point to take control of what you say to yourself?


Philippians 4:8 (ESV) — 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

  • What if you took that attitude to the things you say to yourself?


  1. JT --- LET’S TALK SOME MORE ABOUT THAT as we bring up… WHAT’S NEW –  as we open Bob’s recent blog from bobbrubaker.com …

Bob, tell us what you wrote in your blog,

The Importance Of Talking To Yourself”


  1. Presentation and discussion of Bob’s published article,

The Importance Of Talking To Yourself”


  • Bob and JT discuss highlights of the PowerBreak blog
  • Bob concludes with “The PowerBreak blog is found at bobbrubaker.com”

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  1. JT – What’s happening Bob? Any news we need to know about this week?”…


  1. Bob (((BOOK PITCH FOR “The Power Of Gratitude”))))

–… & Sermon link on the website.

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  1. JT – “So here we go… in our time for WHAT ABOUT THIS…  –– time for some questions and answers. Feel free to submit your questions by EMAIL TO JT@bobbrubaker.com and we’ll get to the answer on an upcoming PowerBreak. Podcast…


  1. JTQuestion ONE


Would you consider the “talking to ourselves” a spiritual exercise?


  1. Bob


2 Corinthians 10:5 (ESV) — 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,


Philippians 4:8 (ESV) — 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


Psalm 103:1–5 (ESV) — 1 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, 3 who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, 5 who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.


  1. JT – Question Two…


It seems like talking to ourselves is really a mental exercise…


  1. Bob


Lamentations 3:16–24 (ESV) — 16 He has made my teeth grind on gravel, and made me cower in ashes; 17 my soul is bereft of peace; I have forgotten what happiness is; 18 so I say, “My endurance has perished; so has my hope from the Lord.” 19 Remember my affliction and my wanderings, the wormwood and the gall! 20 My soul continually remembers it and is bowed down within me. 21 But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: 22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; 23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”


  1. (JT) Third Question …. Turning to the physical aspect of life….


If you found 20 minutes in your day what kind of workout would you do?


  1. Bob


20 minute power nap…

In the United States we have made being busy a badge of honor, and it’s destroying us. It’s not that we should shun hard work, but rather that we need to stop denigrating rest. “I’ll sleep when I’m dead,” you say. Fine, but that mentality will send you to the grave sooner than you expect.

The average American adult gets nearly 7 hours of sleep per night, which is about an hour less than in the 1950s. And for those who get even less sleep, there may be significant consequences. According to a study by Shanon Halson, sleeping fewer than 6 hours for four or more consecutive nights experience negative effects in cognitive performance, mood, glucose metabolism, regulation of appetite, and immune function. And while getting 8-10 hours restful sleep overnight would be ideal for athletes, short naps can be beneficial no matter how many hours you sleep at night.

What a nap does for you

We need to stop looking at short naps as either an indulgence or a sign of laziness, because they deliver measurable improvements in sport and career performance. These include:

  • Improved skill acquisition: According to a study by Nishida et al., daytime naps after learning new skills improves motor memory consolidation, which is the time-dependent process of retaining the skill you just learned.
  • Improved patience and focus: Following a post-lunch nap, subjects in a 2015 study by Goldschmied et al. were assigned to solve problems. The nappers stayed focused on the task longer than non-nappers, who grew frustrated and quit earlier.
  • Improved reaction time: A 2005 study involving airline pilots showed a 16% improvement in pilots’ reaction times when they were allowed to nap during long haul flights. (Rosekind et al., 1995)
  • Improved sport-specific performance: One study that directly examined the effect of utilizing naps to increase total sleep time found that Stanford University basketball players experienced 9% improvements in both free-throw and 3-point percentage, as well as improved speed in full-court sprints. (Mah et al., 2011)

a daytime nap can have an even more positive effect on your cognitive and athletic performance.


Point: DISCIPLINE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE --- in all aspects of life


  1. Closing statement Bob…. “check out today’s show notes at bobbrubaker.com and click on the PowerBreak podcast – today’s show is 075


  1. JT – Submit your questions by EMAIL to JT@bobbrubaker.com and listen for Bob’s answer on an upcoming PowerBreak Podcast


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  1. (((commercial by Bob))) --- One Breath From Death


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