Life in General

Life Moments #44 – How I Have Learned to Deal with Disagreements with Someone Else or Stress


Does anyone here ever talk to themselves?

I am constantly having conversations in my head. Sometimes that results in me talking to myself.

I mean, literally, I will have a complete conversation in my head and either talk out loud or answer myself out loud.

That’s a little crazy. Right?

No, not really. I’m as sane as anyone walking around, which may not being saying much…..

Anyway, there’s an old adage that I’ve heard said a thousand times, at least –

It’s okay to talk to yourself, it’s when you answer yourself that you should be worried.


Okay, I am not crazy and I am not worried about my mental state. I talk to myself and I might even answer myself, but such is life…

Anywho, one thing I’ve recently learned about myself is this: If I feel frustrated about something in my day or at someone, I quite simply mull over what I would say if I could, if I had the chance.

And that’s probably what saves me from doling out a ton of tongue-lashings at people. To explain, I recently have felt quite frustrated at one person in particular. It’s not someone I talk to very often, in fact if we even talk at all. As I was going through my day one day, getting ready for an upcoming event, it made me think of this particular person. She has made me angry. She has manipulated and played games. She has tried to take control where it’s not hers to take and I am done with it. I am done with the stupidity. I am done with the childishness. I am done with the disrespect and inconsideration. I am done with the high-horse she sits on. I am done.

And the thing that has gotten me through the frustrating moments without losing my cool is that I have conversations in my head, telling her exactly what I think and holding nothing back.

Let me explain myself….

I am a nice person. I don’t like confrontation. In fact, I try hard not to hurt people’s feelings or cause upset because I just don’t care for the stress it brings.


Even though, I truly do just want to be nice and not cause disruption, I am blunt. When I get fed up with people’s crap, I can be mean. But, it’s not just mean, it’s brutally honest mean…..I don’t even really know how to explain, but I know that I don’t like to be that way. I don’t want to hurt people’s feelings. I don’t want to get into big arguments with people as most of the time it ends up just trading off insults, each one getting meaner and meaner while accomplishing NOTHING.

So, these conversations in my head that involve me giving a good tongue-lashing to those who really deserve it accomplish at least that – the ability to tell someone off without using a filter. Once I have these conversations in my head, it’s done. I’m done and the next time I come face to face with the individual who’s stressing me out, I can speak to him/her cordially.


There really is a method to the madness.

~ Shannon

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