Before anyone jumps into conclusions thinking I am a crackhead, let me clear it out that I am not, nor am I a narcissist.
This habit of mine, as weird as it sounds, has benefitted me in becoming more confident in what I do and thus, I haven’t stopped doing it.
For someone who has a very small circle of friends and very limited resources surrounding her, I always had a big dream.
I still do.
But, achieving those dreams is a path that does take quite a copious amount of hard work. If you have been in my position with big dreams and very fewer hopes of being successful, trust me, do this. Interview yourself in the shower.
No, I am not mad
I have actually had people tell me that I am crazy when I told them that I do this sometimes and to be honest, I am not ashamed of it.
Not because I don’t care about what people think about me but because of the fact that these kinds of things that I do on a daily basis help in boosting my almost nonexistent self-esteem.
I do have a hard time reciprocating my thoughts and processes and channeling the same through a healthy outlet.
And when I saw people getting interviewed on the red carpets, I just started doing it with myself too.
I still don’t remember when I started doing it but it has stuck since then.
It is a safety outlet
You might find it weird but when I interview myself in the shower, I do find it as a safety outlet for the building stress and anxiety that I know is about to explode.
It helps in calming down my racing thoughts and puts a stop to the constant distress that my mind is going through.
Because it distracts my mind from the current situation that is bothering me and helps teleport me to a world where I am not being strangled with the stress that is weighing me down at present.
It might not be the same for you but to be honest, I find it effective enough.
It has made me more confident
If you read through the blog where I talk about my social anxiety struggles, you’d know that I was planning on pursuing a freelance career because I was too terrified of going to interviews and to face rejection.
But, the more I did interview myself in the shower, the more confident I became.
Back in the days when I just graduated, I would bring together a list of all the possible questions that an interviewer could ask and conduct the interview myself sitting atop the commode.
Yeah, I know. Desperate times but that did provide me with amazing results.
It helped boost my courage and the self-confidence levels that I never thought would be possible.
But, it was.
It helped me better my diction and pronunciation
Would you believe if I said that I used to score around 40-50 in English back when I was in school?
I had a hard time keeping track of the grammar and everything there was to do with English.
I struggled with my writing as well as my speaking skills.
It took me quite some years to polish them but I found that the more I spoke to myself, the better my sentences became.
Yes, it might sound a bit strange but it worked.
It was like a diction class, but only with myself.
When I started interviewing myself, I used to consistently focus on improving my pronunciation with every single day and not to toot my own horn, I have improved a lot now.
I still struggle with some words but overall, it has gotten a lot better. I am confident to the extent that I didn’t think was possible.
Helps set better goals
You wouldn’t believe but the euphoric feeling of interviewing yourself is nothing that you can explain in words.
You feel giddy inside because you have that feeling of achievement and accomplishment.
It is true that you know deep down that every single part of it is temporary but the kind of relief it brings on is too good to be true.
When you imagine yourself with such amazing prosperity, you set better goals for yourself.
It might come off as pretentious but it does help you become more passionate about what you want to achieve in life if the end result of the same is something that would put you out in the limelight.
If someone told the 12-year-old me that I would interview myself in the shower to get a perspective on life, I would have laughed at their face. But, I do it now and I would suggest you do too.