Just Curious…

There’s an article floating around on my FB feed called Today I Learned that Not Everyone Has an Internal Monologue and It Ruined My Day. So my question today is “Do you have one? An internal monologue?”

I do. My internal monologue is chatty. And pretty steady. Not as mean as it was when I was young. Years of practicing mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy have made me much less judgmental and more compassionate, toward myself and other people. Thank goodness.

But what about you? Do you have one? If so, what’s it like?

And – I finished the webpage on my website that I’ve been working on for weeks now . I suspect I’ll be tweaking it, along with other parts of my website, for weeks ahead of me as my image of what I’m doing evolves. There’s at least one thing that I want to do to the page I just finished. But I got this one huge piece done, and that’s reason to celebrate.

15 thoughts on “Just Curious…

  1. Hooray on the website Olivia, that must be a great relief. Well done 🙂

    Oh yes, I definitely have an internal monologue, I wish I could shut it up at times! LoL. It’s usually telling me off or telling me to get off my ass lol


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  2. First, congrats on the webpage. I think everyone tweaks their pages…Just like us humans they’re constantly adapting to what is going on in the world around us.
    Second…i thought i had a full on monologue…but it’s only sometimes. And a lot of the time I’m actually talkin out loud! Maybe it’s a symptom of my age?! Lol


    • Yes, I think you’re right about tweaking my website. Exactly.
      And that’s super interesting. As I listen to people responding, I think this internal monologue thing is on a continuum, with “Not at all” at one end and “All the time” at the other end with lots of variation inbetween. I really think it’s fascinating though. It would be fun to see more research on it.

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  3. I was shocked when I (at an embarrassingly old age) made the realization that not everyone has an inner critic, constantly berating them for… everything. I had assumed that other people were just better at ignoring theirs; that i was weaker than most.

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    • Ahhh, so for you the realization was more about that internal voice not being the harsh critic! Interesting. I hope you’ve gotten yours to be kinder… Thanks for commenting!


  4. Yay on the webpage! Does that picture have anything to do with your website or is it just a random pic for the day?

    Also, I’m not sure about the monologue. I’ve seen the article floating around on facebook, and I know i hear my own voice in my head when I’m reading or writing. But aside from that, I don’t really pay attention to whether I hear a voice.

    I do know tho, that when I find myself with a tune in my mind, it’s usually being thought out in solfege. And i also learned very early on that most people do NOT do that.

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    • No, the picture is not connected with my website, it just felt celebratory.

      That’s interesting – so you have what might be a “sometimes” internal monologue. That’s cool. But the idea that tunes in your head are thought in solfege (which I had to google to even know what it is) is fascinating to me and very cool. I kind of love that.


  5. Frequently, my internal monologues are more real to me than actual conversations.
    Kind of a sad commentary on that whole “love of humanity” thing I struggle with, but there you go!

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