Is Talking To Yourself A Problem, A Symptom, or What?
Someone asked me if talking to yourself is okay. I said I certainly hope so, cause I do it all the time.
I don’t think it’s a symptom of ADD ADHD; it’s a coping strategy.
I say, “Right now I’m writing this post and when I finish, I’m gonna do the Spanish lesson.”
And I made a commitment to myself to finish the post before I let myself do anything else. When a tempting distraction pops up (don’t they always?) I write it down and keep going. And I’m coaching myself, “No, finish the post first!”
I coach myself through the day, often out loud. So maybe it’s a little weird? But it’s a lot better than the alternative.
Note: this is not exactly the same as what I call “self talk”. More on that later.