Question of the Day – No. 351 Posted on April 8, 2019April 8, 2019 by Troy Headrick How easy is it for you to have a conversation with yourself focusing on only one topic? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading...
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Talking to myself = easy.
Staying on one topic = hard.
How come it’s hard to stay on one topic? Distractions? 🙂
Too many varied interests, I guess.
That’s great! I’m wondering how did you developed this ability since other people find it harder 🙂
I spend all day every day by myself, so it’s not only easy but a necessity🤐
I’m a bit like you, my mum is usually my only visitor. But we do talk on and off over the phone all day. Good job our phone calls are all included in our phone plans. ☺️
Same here, talk to my mom a lot over the phone. I also have my cat, but she never talks back😀
I answer back to myself for the cats. 😜 I must be a bit crazy.
😂my mum used to do this with our dogs. I used to answer back for my partners cat when he spoke to it but he seemed to think that was weird
I believe it’s a necessity for everybody and in any circumstance. And your necessity comes from a different area.
It’s very easy to converse with myself, but I’m always moving from topic to topic in my head.
I think talking to oneself is very easy but staying on topic is very difficult.
Yes! And I often find it annoying because I want to finish that thought-flow.
I try to tell myself now don’t think about that, think about this …
for me – that way madness lies. I love variety. A conversation on one topic is bad news, it means I’m either over-analysing it or obsessing about it, & thus it shouldn’t get the airtime.
It’s awesome if that works for you! 😀
Hard. I have too many ideas going on in my head and the struggle is putting them together to make sense. That’s why I find it difficult to verbalize it sometimes.
It seems it is a struggle most of us face.
It’s next to impossible to stay focused on one topic.
From which areas do the distractions usually come from?
My mind is usually bouncing between things I want to do, need to do, or didn’t do. Then there are the pint size versions of me that wonder the house asking a million questions.
At times when I’m relaxed its easier to stay on one topic but still not for long.
Maybe it’s not for long, but is that time improving?
Easy…also I am many….or better: I can change perspectives easily. Thus, my discussions with mySelves are quite vivid.
That’s great! How often do you have deep existential discussions?
Admittedly…and unfortunately, all the time. To buid an opinion and to make decisions it is basically helpful to consider all perspectives…but it is also very stressing to ponder all the time. And finally, sometimes I am not sure if my decision is correct because it can be hard to silence opposing voices in my mind.
You can look at my cartoon “Who are you?” published in my tiny blog…it deals with different, competing personality shares.
Will do! Thank you for sharing!
…just if you like, of course. You are welcome.
I’m always talking out loud as I’m on my own unless my mum come round, but I like to think I’m talking to the cats and yes I do answer back at myself for them. Maybe I’m just a bit crazy 😜
I have some of the best conversations with my dog, I answer back for her too. Like Tony Stark and the wee kid … It’s cause ‘we’re connected’ 😉
Nope, you’re not crazy. I do that too. 😛
Not easy. My conversations touch on many topics all at the same time. no focus.
What do you think it could help you focus?
I do my serious talking to myself when I’m driving. My inner voice has called shot gun, has got popcorn ready to munch, and her drama queen crown tilted with a baseball bat swinging and then I can talk on the serious things that I need to work out, plan and solve. So I can keep myself pretty focused on those things. But if it’s nothing serious, then I can’t focus, everything is flooded into my mind, makes my eyes rolls!
I’m glad you can focus when it’s something important. I guess that’s the most useful part.
Talk to myself => no problem.
Stay on topic => when the sun rise from the west. 😋
So there is hope :))
Please share your secret!
Its very difficult, we wander from one thought to another
Yes… and we end up all over the place!
My mind is a jungle. I start with one topic but one thing leads to another. Oh well..
Yep… I know the feeling, although writing things down is very helpful for me.
It can be, yes
extremely hard.. my speech with myself will take me many places.
How helpful are those places?
very helpful.. its like a flow of thoughts that just keep going on .. its positive and gives good energy. but i sometimes feel that i have a lot more to do that what I am doing right now. if gives excitement and a sense of challenge which is hopeful and good.
Difficult to generally focus on one topic, unless I am writing. I get into “the flow” and my mind does not wander. I am sure many writers in the blogosphere identify with this concept. 🙂 Erica
Yes! And that’s because writing forces us to concentrate on only one topic 🙂
I don’t know.. when i sit to a topic.. i keep with it. I dig it more deeper into learning more. I think more about it. Until i come to a conclusion.. 😅😊
You might want to read my blog entitled ‘Self Portrait. It’s a conversation with myself.
Just did. A very interesting read! 😀
Why would I want to stay on topic? It’s hard enough to do that in normal conversations!
Maybe you’d like to get to a conclusion so you don’t have to think about that anymore.
I see. Well, I may come to a conclusion and move on or get stuck, wander off and return.