When I Talk to Myself, Am I Kind? by Kayte Deioma AKA Auntie Kayte

What do I say when I talk to myself
Inside my own head?
What I tell myself will rule my life
From when I wake up until I go to bed.

When I talk to myself, do I say mean things?
Do I yell at myself in my mind?
Or do I give myself credit for doing my best?
When I talk to myself, am I kind?

CHORUS
I can't control what other people
Think or say to me.
But I'm in charge of what's in my head,
So I'll talk to myself respectfully.

Do I replay everything that went wrong
Again and again in my mind?
Or do I tell myself to think about something else?
When I talk to myself, am I kind?

CHORUS
I can't control what happens
In my school or family.
But I'm in charge of what's in my head,
So I'll talk to myself lovingly.

Am I hard on myself when I don't come in first?
Or do I say to myself, "Good try!"?
"I'll do even better next time!"
When I talk to myself, am I kind?

BRIDGE
I may not always know the answer,
But I can try again as long as it takes.
And even if I'm in really big trouble,
I'm smart enough to learn from my mistakes.

CHORUS
Oh, I can't control what happens
In the world all around me.
But I'm in charge of what's in my head,
So it's up to me to make myself happy.

When I start thinking something mean,
I can take control of my mind
And change to a different positive thought.
When I talk to myself, I'll be I kind.

When I talk to myself I'll be loving.
I will cheer for myself in my mind.
I'll forgive myself when I make a mistake.
When I talk to myself, I'll be kind.

BRIDGE
I may not always know the answer,
But I can try again as long as it takes.
And even if I'm in really big trouble,
I'm smart enough to learn from my mistakes.

CHORUS
Oh, I can't control what happens
In the world all around me.
But I'm in charge of what's in my head,
So it's up to me to make myself happy.

When I start thinking something mean,
I can take control of my mind
And change to a different positive thought.
When I talk to myself, I'll be I kind.

When I talk to myself I'll be loving.
I will cheer for myself in my mind.
I'll forgive myself when I'm not perfect.
When I talk to myself, I'll be kind.