A. asks from Plano, TX on May 11, 2007
Talking to Yourself: Not Just for the Insane Anymore!
Happy early Mother's Day!
I had a fairly embarrassing moment this morning - a co-worker of mine stopped me with a smile while I was coming off the elevator and commented I must have a lot on my mind. I did, but thought it was interesting she would say that. "Its the third time today Ive seen you talking to yourself!" I sheepishly admited I do have a lot going on Im trying to mentally sort out. "Sometimes is the only way I can organize or work through my thoughts!" She agreed. "Many studies have shown its a sign of intelligence."
Man, if that's the case, I must be brilliant! Mensa-level! I find I talk to myself all the time - in the car, shower, walking through the house, and - as already mentioned - at the office. It helps me resolve issues, bring closure to past conversations or circumstance, or determine how Im going to respond to a potential comment. But Im mortified when Im caught!
This is more of a conversation topic than advice. I wanted to see how many of you talk to yourself, how much and what are your thoughts about it?
So What Happened?™
HeeHeeHee!! Im so happy to hear from you all! Maybe we should start our own Mensa group!! :-) We certainly have a head start on many of the self-help gurus who encourage affirmations and mental scripting.
Anita had a very good point. Ladies - when you talk to yourself, remember to tell yourself how wonderful you are! You are a child of your God and mother to children who adore and need you (no matter what they might say!). You have an amazing power, you are worthy of it, and its up to you to handle it wisely.
Happy Mother's Day!!!
D.G. answers from Houston on May 12, 2007
WOW! I AM NOT JUST AN "EVIL CONSERVATIVE," BUT AN EVIL GENIUS, TOO!!!???? YES! I knew it!!!
H.G. answers from Dallas on May 11, 2007
Not only do I talk to myself, I have starting answering myself later in the day...wow, who knew brillance looked so crazy!!
G.W. answers from Dallas on May 11, 2007
I have always talked to myself and now I'm a master at hiding it from others (especially hubby). I pretend that I'm singing or something--crazy. I'm glad to know I'm brilliant and that I don't have to hide anymore!!! I'm free! Happy Mother's Day, Brilliant Ones!
J.D. answers from Dallas on May 11, 2007
I talk to myself all the time. Yes I am a genius! :P
I think it's perfectly healthy. I too find that I play both sides to see how I would feel in the other person's shoes. I do this a LOT in the car when I am driving. I just blow it off as if I am having a phone conversation. Thank goodness for the hidden headset of my phone that doesn't exist.
Happy Mom's Day to all!!!!
S.C. answers from Dallas on May 11, 2007
Technology helps... just stick a handfree on your ear and everyone will think that you are talking.. to someone else that is. LOL.
I talk to myself and my computer and my pots.. You are not alone and it does help to organize my to dos for the day/week.
Thanks for sharing the story.
I. answers from Dallas on May 11, 2007
euhhh I never talk to myself... Seems like I'm the only one...
A.S. answers from Dallas on May 11, 2007
Yeah, count me in with this group, too. I especially talk to myself when I'm emotional about the subject.
I have learned one thing, though....be careful what you say to yourself. If you catch yourself saying negative things about yourself or loved ones, change it to say the positive. That gives you hope and gives them freedom. For example: When my creative child (I'm more linear) does something I don't understand, I sometimes say to myself "That feels so stupid to me!" Then I correct myself and say, "I know the girl is brilliant, she just sees things differently than I."
I've learned that saying negative things gets me down and saying positive things gets me up. And I make it a point to say positive things I should believe but don't yet such as "I am beautiful" and "I can do this" even when I feel the opposite.
E.J. answers from Dallas on May 11, 2007
I talk to myself a lot otherwise I get lost on things that need to get done. It drives my husband nuts cause he is thinking I am talking to him when I am not. My kids always ask "Mommy who are you talking to?" and I tell them myself. "Mommy why are you talking to yourself?" It helps me think.
I can now finally say I am not alone on this!
C.G. answers from Dallas on May 11, 2007
oooh I hope it really is a sign of intellegence! I would be brilliant too!