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I Stopped Talking To Myself, and Here’s How I Did It!

July 11, 2019

This would seem normal, except he’s by himself. (image via wikimedia)

I’ve always talked to myself when I write.  I read my words out loud.  I mutter profanity when I make mistakes.  I tell myself how to edit and revise as I go.  I’m probably not the only writer who does this.

Unfortunately, I also talk to myself when I’m not writing.  I catch myself murmuring conversations when I’m at work or in my car or at the grocery store.

A co-worker once told me it’s okay if you talk to yourself as long as you don’t answer yourself back.

That’s my problem; I answer myself back and then I answer my answer back again too.

The good news is that I have taught myself to stop this bad habit, and it was easier than I thought it would be, except for a couple exceptions.

In the video link below, I explain how I learned to stop talking to myself.  If you talk to yourself (or know someone who does), I hope you find it helpful:


The accompanying video has been temporarily removed.

Now that I think about it, the video kind of sucked.  I think I’ll just permanently remove it.

Plus, I’m back to talking to myself, so the video is irrelevant anyway.

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