Meditation helps us dissolve some of our questions and aspects... It also makes us a feeling of relaxation. I rarely meditate and even if I do I'll try the simple breathing one...I saw actually it was used for Void meditation..
Anyways, a lot of times I talk out-loud to my self, it makes me think better and solve some of my problems-mostly confusions or attachments with what I already know about me. For instance if I got jealous for a reason I'd talk to myself out loud, I would say the truth if I am "better" than that person and that there's no reason to be jealous. I'd say is they were netter than me as well. I don't try to say sweetwords to myself but judge correctly. Or this could be helped in a degree the days I have lack of self-confidence.
This doesn't make me relaxed as meditation does, but could it be considered a kind of meditation? Sometimes I do this proccess with staying still and thinking as well.