I don't want to censor my own self talk. Sometimes, it just needs to be directed toward something useful. This is where journalling comes in handy. If the self talk is too stupid to write down, it often goes away on its own. Having said that, there is nothing wrong with a great to do list, even a worry list (often called an issues log in project land). I don't need to ignore the bully in my head but I do need to sometimes make it accountable instead of just a plain old a-hole.