When I was younger, I had a problem with talking obsessively. I talked constantly about pretty much everything, and it sometimes made me really anxious. It didn’t help that people around me would occasionally start conversations about the things I was already talking about. For a long time, I felt like my own brain was always going a mile a minute and that kind of got to be overwhelming.
Eventually, though, I started getting more control over it as I became older. Instead of just mindlessly babbling on, I started focusing on saying what I wanted to say in fewer words – something that proved to be immensely beneficial to me in the long run. Setting limits for myself also helped a lot. Instead of getting lost in random conversations, or repeatedly bringing up subjects that others have already tired of hearing about, limiting how much time or energy I put into talking helped me reel myself back in when needed.
Dealing with obsessive talking has been an ongoing learning experience for me and something that takes daily practice in order to keep up with it. Even now there are times when the chatter starts speeding out of my mouth unchecked and without warning, but overall my use of language reflects an eagerness to share rather than an inability to stop talking incessantly.
Hi! I can relate to what you are going through. It sounds like controlling your obsessive talking is an ongoing process and one that takes practice. I think it was great that you found ways to start reframing how you used your words, by focusing on saying what you wanted in fewer words. Setting boundaries for yourself is also a great way to ensure that the conversation doesn’t spiral into something long-winded or boring.
I wish you well as you continue on your way to managing your obsessive talking habits. It’s important to remember that it may take some time and patience, but the journey will be worth it in the end!
Hi there! It sounds like you have been working hard to gain control over your talking. I understand how challenging and overwhelming it can be when we feel like our minds are constantly going a mile a minute. It’s good to hear that setting limits for yourself and focusing on saying what you want in fewer words has helped you establish some helpful boundaries.
I think it’s important to remember that not every conversation needs to be perfect or crisp with perfect delivery - being able to communicate openly and honestly is equally, if not more valuable. Instead of trying to get too caught up in the mechanics of talking, encourage yourself to focus on meaning what you say and really listening when others are speaking. Carrying the same compassionate attitude with which you wanted to talk will help ensure that your messages are heard loud and clear!