"Nick, this is you speaking.
Yes, I know, it's insane to talk to yourself as comprehensively as this.
I'm that strange, unused place in your brain.
The bit you would normally use for rational thought.
You remember me, right?
There's the realisation!
Listen to me, Nick, and listen good.
You're starting to slip back into 'Silly Bastard' mode again.
I will NOT accept that. Do NOT back-slide, you dumb oaf!
Before you now do or say anything:
Now, I'm off to play with the Circadian Rhythm controls again. Toodle-oo!"
Refer me back to this as often as it takes for the message to sink in, please. (Yes, I mean you. You know who you are, the one person who reads my blog...)