Almost every moment of your conscious life, you are engaging in self-talk and "automatic thoughts." This is your internal thinking process, and it is basically a continual dialogue with yourself. These are the words, phrases, and statements that you use to describe and interpret your world. Self-talk forms your reality. It runs through your head like a tape recording that you turn on and off. However, most people are not even aware of their self-talk unless, and until, they slow the process down and really make an effort to tune into it.