I’m not sure if this is the area this belongs in, but here goes.
Do you have the habit of imagining how a conversation might go in advance… What you are going to say, Etc?. If he says this, I will say that, kind of thing.
I know that it is pointless and futile, but I find myself getting caught up in that kind of thinking sometimes. It’s vexing to me that I know better, but I do it anyway.