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Sometimes I make a vocal sound to clear stressful thoughts from my mind. what is wrong with me?

sometimes when I get a stressful or overwhelming thought in my head I let out a small yell or a loud hum as to clear the thought or distract my mind from it. I try not to do it in public but it gets hard and my family has heard me do it and asks me what i'm doing but i can never explain. is this common?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:40 AM on Jul. 30, 2013 in Health

Answers (4)
  • Try a different coping mechanism. Like pinching your earlobe, or the skin between your thumb and forefinger.
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 1:42 AM on Jul. 30, 2013

  • People cope in different ways. Unless you're doing it in the middle of a business meeting or a church service, you're probably fine.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 1:50 AM on Jul. 30, 2013

  • A midwife taught me to hum during birth. The vibrations have a calming effect. You are normal!
    lullaby572

    Answer by lullaby572 at 2:25 AM on Jul. 30, 2013

  • I agree it's just a coping mechanism just see if you can find one that is better tolerated in public.
    liss05

    Answer by liss05 at 9:19 AM on Jul. 30, 2013

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