Talking to Yourself

And now, a message brought to you by Jamerican:

Do you ever talk to yourself? I don’t necessairly mean out loud but in your head? I realize I do it all the time. It’s kind of like self-therapy. I’ll ask myself questions like “Why did you do that?” or “Did you mean to do that?” or “What are you feeling right now?” Other times I’ll give myself pep talks: “Girl you know can do this” or “Top notch gyal like yuh can handle dis.” (Yes, I speak to myself in patwa sometimes). I even work through my anger by talking to myself: “Wha tek dis eediat bwoy?” or “Dis renkin gyal pass har place.” (I really talk to myself in patwa then).  Then there’s the affirmations: “I’m capable and strong. With the assistance of Allah I can get through anything.”

Sometimes I talk to Allah- out loud. I don’t do it all the time but I have to tell you, it feels liberating! Rather than whispering a du’a I’ll just start talking to Allah. I don’t want to look crazy so I usually do it when I’m alone or when I’m driving. (People will just think my car is equipped with blue tooth or something…I hope!) 

So, if you don’t talk to yourself (in your head) or talk to Allah (out loud) I recommend it. You have my stamp of approval! Happy Jumah! 

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3 responses to “Talking to Yourself

  1. Asalaamu alaikum.

    LOL, yep, I do both too! Glad to know I’m not the only one! 🙂

  2. wa ‘alaykum as salam

    I have to talk to myself. It’s the only way I make sense of things going on and the only real way I can do self assessing.

  3. asa
    “top notch”…that is so caribbean. i will have to teach domerican that one.

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