Turn Up The AC

Voices

July 05, 2020 AC Fischer Season 1 Episode 47
Turn Up The AC
Voices
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Turn Up The AC
Voices
Jul 05, 2020 Season 1 Episode 47
AC Fischer

I hear voices in my head. Is this good or bad? I guess you'll have to listen to find out!

Special thanks to Alexis Arralynn

Be sure to check out my other podcast,  When The Bough Breaks

If you'd like to record your own episode of Turn Up The AC, send me an email to find out how [email protected]

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/acfischerpod)

Show Notes Transcript

I hear voices in my head. Is this good or bad? I guess you'll have to listen to find out!

Special thanks to Alexis Arralynn

Be sure to check out my other podcast,  When The Bough Breaks

If you'd like to record your own episode of Turn Up The AC, send me an email to find out how [email protected]

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/acfischerpod)

Me: How am I doing?

Voice 1: You’re failing miserably. I don’t know why you bother.

Voice 2: You’re doing your best. Keep trying!

Voice 3: Your sister wouldn’t have trouble with this!

Unintelligible voices





I hear voices in my head. Sometimes I hear a harsh step-by-step criticism of everything I do. Sometimes I hear an encouraging voice saying “good job!” Sometimes I hear my parents’ voices. Sometimes I hear a chorus of voices all struggling for my undivided attention. Like it or not, the voices are always there.



Sometimes, though, I wish they’d all just shut up!



The problem is that I don’t really have any control. When I say “shut up” in my head, all I’m doing is adding another voice to the crowd in there. If I say “shut up” out loud, I feel like I’m acting crazy, and I end up jump-starting another harsh internal criticism. Am I crazy? Probably. That’s what I’m hearing, anyway!



I can’t treat what I’m hearing like an external entity. If it were, I could just walk away. Easy. The problem with internal dialogue is that I can’t walk away. Wherever I go, I take it with me.



I’m a person who thrives on knowing how to handle myself in certain situations. When I find myself in a difficult conversation with another person, I try to cut past the ego and emotion, and speak directly to the point. I don’t typically allow myself to get dragged into disjointed or emotional dialogue because it doesn’t do me any good.



Outside-of-me stuff is easier than inside-of-me stuff. I guess the question I’m wrestling with is: should it be? Am I actually holding myself to a double standard? Arrrrgh! I know what I’d tell anyone else if they came to me with this.



I’d tell them that we can’t always choose what goes on inside our heads but we can choose which thoughts to dwell on. I’d tell them that this inner conflict is actually a positive function of the mind. That these voices are a mechanism through which we refine our opinions of things, others, and ourselves. I’d assure them that they’re not crazy. We all have inner dialogue.