6 Jan

Talking to Myself

By Kaity Dunn, Account Executive

Part of the work that I do for this Cincinnati public relations and marketing firm requires that I work alone at my computer for most of the day. While I’m processing an idea for a writing project or keeping track of my task list, sometimes I say the things I’m thinking aloud. I’ll find myself saying quick things like:

“Ok, now where was I?”

“Oh, that makes sense.”

“Hmm, interesting.”

“Well what do ya know.”

Occasionally, a coworker whose desk is near mine will look at me questioningly, wondering if I’m trying to talk to her. So, I also frequently have to apologize and say that I was actually talking to myself.

Some studies say that talking to yourself helps boost your brain power, and this Time article also says that talking to yourself helps you focus and stay on task. I hope that’s true, because I talk to myself rather frequently. What about you? Do you think out loud during your workday? Let me know in the comments and tell me I’m not alone!