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Iím working on managing tense situations better. I pick up on tension very quickly and Iím very sensitive to it, even when it has nothing to do with me. I have a tendency to babble when Iím nervous. When tensions kick up at work or with family situations... any tension... I get uncomfortable and start babbling away. Ugh. Its embarrassing and Iím mad at myself when I do it. What are some diversion tactics you use to cope with tension in a room? Often I just leave the room but thatís not always an option.
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It's just something you use to self sooth. Some people tap their feet and some people shake their feet, some people chew their pencils, some choose to doodle on paper, some twist their hair, some like to play with their jewelry, or fiddle with their watch or even their shirt buttons, some chew their fingernails, or tap their pencils on the desk, with all these hand held computer phones some distract by using those.
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I'm so sorry you're hurting so much, Sisabel I completely agree with what Open Eyes has already wisely said better than I ever could! I'd suggest to listen to her if you can and want! She always has some great advice! I don't believe you need to be ashamed of yourself because of it. It's not your fault after all. I'm not sure how can you control it though. Babbling is very common though, so I don't think it should be a problem for the people you're talking to. Still, I understand why it may be annoying. Please don't give up! Keep trying your best. That's all you can do after all. Sending many hugs to you, Sisabel
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It's just something you use to self sooth. Some people tap their feet and some people shake their feet, some people chew their pencils, some choose to doodle on paper, some twist their hair, some like to play with their jewelry, or fiddle with their watch or even their shirt buttons, some chew their fingernails, or tap their pencils on the desk, with all these hand held computer phones some distract by using those.


Good point! I hadnít thought of it that way! Perhaps I need a different way to self soothe... I donít like the babbling. But youíre right. Iím just trying to distract or distance myself from the discomfort.
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I'm so sorry you're hurting so much, Sisabel I completely agree with what Open Eyes has already wisely said better than I ever could! I'd suggest to listen to her if you can and want! She always has some great advice! I don't believe you need to be ashamed of yourself because of it. It's not your fault after all. I'm not sure how can you control it though. Babbling is very common though, so I don't think it should be a problem for the people you're talking to. Still, I understand why it may be annoying. Please don't give up! Keep trying your best. That's all you can do after all. Sending many hugs to you, Sisabel


Thank you. I appreciate the hugs and support. I hadnít thought about this being a common thing that people do.
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Hi Sisabel.

Do you think you can wear a ring, or a bracelet that reminds you to take a deep breath? It doesn't have to have the engraving, "breathe." Only you know that you are wearing it as a reminder to yourself.
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Do you think you can wear a ring, or a bracelet that reminds you to take a deep breath? It doesn't have to have the engraving, "breathe." Only you can know that you are wearing it as a reminder to yourself.


Thatís a good suggestion. Iíve been wondering what to replace the babbling behavior with. Iíve been doing it so long that I will need something to put in itís place and something like this could work.
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