Remember when hands-free phone set-ups first started happening in cars. You would pull up next to someone in traffic and see them having a hearty conversation all alone. And you would think at first that they were a nutter.
Do you ever talk to yourself?
Is it a sign of madness? Is it healthy?
The mind is a mystery in how it works. Sometimes I feel like my thoughts are bouncing around in my head without any kind of leash, and it's difficult to pin them down.
Talking out loud to yourself can be beneficial in terms of articulating your thoughts. If you are feeling confused or overwhelmed, perhaps it's time those thoughts escaped your brain.
This can be done verbally, or it can be done by writing down your thoughts. The advantage to writing them down is that you can read the thoughts back and analyse yourself. It's a good method for self-reflection.
Using some of your Awkward Silence conversation starters on yourself (if you haven't be able to use them with someone else that week) can be useful. Often there are questions in your weekly subscription that aim to get people reflecting deeper on themselves.
I thought I would be an expert on me, but it's surprising how often I learn something new about myself.
I don't believe there is anything wrong with talking to yourself, especially if you are by yourself.
Don't be shy to talk to yourself. Don't be slow to get to know yourself. Don't be a stranger.
On the course of thinking on a new line, we can stumble on an idea trail. If we follow it, that idea starts to take shape.
When we're in a forced conversation, the temptation is to default to light filler topics. But it's easy to have a gripping conversation with someone you have never met before. It could be more memorable than you expect.
The future is here. This is the new approach to conversation - the unexpected, the unconventional, the unpredictable.
When you talk to someone, you realise they have passions, struggles, quirks & hopes. The same as you. This is how conversation builds acceptance of diversity.
When we bump into someone we haven't seen in a while, conversation doesn't always come easily. What should you talk about after all these years?
The fascinating thing about children is that they see the world in a different way to what you do. Even more, they have tremendous imaginations. Why wouldn’t you want to tap into that?
Complaining people are boring. If you need to get things off your chest, apply some strategy to it.