Is it normal to hum or talk to yourself to block out thoughts?

I often find myself thinking rather negative thoughts about myself, or remembering bad memories involuntarily. I can't cope with such things, I just feel like banging my head against something to just make the thoughts go away, because I can never get them to stop. But, of course, I cannot do this without attracting unwanted attention. So instead I find myself loudly humming or talking to myself to block out my horrid thoughts, and sometimes I even feel the need to throw a fit, so to speak. I feel like flailing my arms and legs because I just feel like I'm going to explode if I don't get the thoughts to stop. Now-a-days I find myself humming without even thinking about it before hand, and this causes many odd stares from family and strangers alike. I know this probably sounds crazy, but please tell me if that is even remotely sane? Also, keep in mind I haven't had any significant abuse inflicted upon me physically, so these thoughts do not pertain to such things related to rape, child abuse, ect. ect.
P.S. Please do not call me an attention seeker, I'm not. I'm simply looking for answers or advise from the one place I have.
Neko99
Asked Jul 24, 2013
I do it all of the time. :) maybe not to block out my thoughts but its fine whatever the reason.
What you class as normal is up to you, in this world, while many people think the same, many others don't. I think you want to know what the majority or the people that are called regular would think. I'm not one of those, but I think it perfectly fine if you think of it. Think of it this way, if candy taste good to you, than it taste good. Period. So as long as you think it's normal for you to do that, it's perfectly normal. Hope this helped.
Z_Sparker
Answered Jul 24, 2013

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