I talk to myself. A
ü If I get interrupted when doing something, I remind myself where I was and what's left to do.
ü If I can't remember how to do something, I give myself suggestions.
ü If I'm lost, I calm myself by chatting away.
ü If I do something wrong (especially at work), I call myself names (dummy, stupid ass, and jerk are just a few).
ü If something really cool happens, I cheer about it.
ü If my blood sugar is abnormal (high or low), I repeatedly ask myself, "What the hell happened?" Or, if know what happened, I discuss it and tell myself it won’t happen again.
ü If I hurt myself (I tend to staple my finger or slam my knee into my desk at work), I swear and complain about how much it hurts.
ü When I’m composing a letter (or a blog!) and can’t think of a word or phrase to use, I sound out all sorts of stuff to see what would work.
ü If I try a new food, drink, or flavor of gum, I comment on it.
ü If I’m at a store and like something I see on display, I tell myself how “pretty” or “cool” it is. I might even try to convince myself to buy it. Can you be an enabler to yourself?
ü If I’m alone and I burp (or fart for that matter – yes, we girls do that!), I say “Excuse me.”
ü When I listening to the radio and hear something I agree with or disagree with, I comment. It’s usually something like, “Ain’t that the truth!” or “You gotta be kidding me!” Whoops – I guess I’m not really talking to myself in that case, am I? I’m talking to someone (or should I say something since it’s a radio?). Maybe that one is allowable?
ü I say things like, “Time for some more water.” or “I better get to the bathroom before I pee my pants.” all the time.
Now remember, all these things are said out loud and in normal speaking voice (and I have a loud voice).
At work, if I am swearing at myself or calling myself a name, it never fails that someone will walk by my office door. I often hope they don't think I'm calling them "Jerk" as they are going by!
I get a lot of strange looks. I’ve been teased about it (I don’t care) and asked many times, “Do you answer yourself?”
Why yes, I do answer myself. I usually get the responses I want that way!!