I 'D Pay Good Money For An Off Switch For My Brain

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    One of my biggest problems (definitely not the

    only) is my inability to let things go or to wind down. My mind is constantly racing and replaying the events of the day, the past day, and so on. Even when I am at home and everything is done, it is almost impossible for me to wind down and relax. I hate the feeling of...
    Tiredgoodguy Tiredgoodguy
    31-35, M
    Mar 18, 2016

    No matter what I do, my mind is always

    extremely active. I'm always thinking about things and my thoughts tend to be overly descriptive. I guess I'm just so bored of my life that I get lost in another one.
    DreamOfAFox DreamOfAFox
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 18, 2016
    allychef allychef
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Mar 18, 2016

    I get pissed at how I always have the tendency

    to analyze things. That I have this weird way of looking around and having to notice every little thing that occurs. It's quite a torture, in all honesty. It feels like you know too much, but you can't stop.
    hearthope hearthope
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 12, 2016

    I have always longed

    for a quiet mind. I am practicing for the day this comes in vain.
    angelwings16 angelwings16
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Mar 4, 2016

    I just explained my thoughts on something to a

    friend, like the play by play of what happened in my head. It was so twisty and exhausting to follow. And it's like this all the time in my mind.
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Mar 2, 2016
    Bircos Bircos
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 5, 2016

    I hate having to think all the time.

    I wish I could just do the things that needed to be done without having to stop and think and worry.
    QueenVen QueenVen
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2016

    It'd stop thoughts of death

    or hurting myself.
    BarelyReal14 BarelyReal14
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2016

    I swear the worst feeling is thinking about

    someone who doesn't even care I would pay thousands to keep the thoughts out my mind,to just not think for a long time!
    AveragePrincess AveragePrincess
    18-21, F
    Jan 8, 2016

    If I had one it would help me recover from my

    illnesd because I could rest more easily. It would be nice to be able to rest and feel relaxed rather than rest and feel horrible. (Yes I have tried meditation, mindfulness). Ive always thought an on off switch would be helpful. if i could just set the time when I would sleep it...
    stargirl58 stargirl58
    31-35, F
    Oct 21, 2015

    It's that time of the day again.

    It hits me out of no where. I can't stand feeling this way. It will be good to get back to work and be absorbed with my job and exhausted. I'll make money. That's a good thing! I will be having a perfectly good day and then boom. I'm breathing hard and angry. I cry. I get that...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 19, 2015

    I just realized that I can turn a situation

    really awkward really easily. It's so unbearable some times because if that happens I want to run and hide from the situation.
    CreativeKitty CreativeKitty
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2015
    Asain095 Asain095
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2015

    My mind never turns off.

    .. I am always worried or thinking about some thing and it drives me crazy!!
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 12, 2015

    I'm holding out hope

    for an icepick lobotomy. Because I have the emotions of ten people which would work if I was ten people, complete with ten brains to process it all, but I'm not. Because other people, when they get mad, they just mope for a while. Me, I craft elaborate murder/suicide revenge...
    Emeryael Emeryael
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jun 29, 2015

    For one day not having to remember what

    worrying feels like, not having to know what I feel and think of myself would be nice. If only for a day.
    lovestoostrong lovestoostrong
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 29, 2015

    Sometimes I need an off switch

    for my brain, most times its a question of whether or not my brain needs an on switch or if it's on already, I can't tell whenever I just think about the stupidest stuff ever...
    spark16 spark16
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 28, 2015

    I'd give good money Yea

    for sure. Being one those people that can turn the past off, see the present for what it is, accept without conscious the good and bad. Sometimes days I'm over it, most days I'm not. Hmph, too many times I have let my brain our rank my heart, my gut, my soul. I accept it sure...
    ollifer ollifer
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2015

    oh if only I could shut off my brain

    for a little while, it hates me and I'm nearly desperate for some peace.
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Jun 4, 2015

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    1 Response Jun 2, 2015
    Saule19 Saule19
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 30, 2015
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 29, 2015

    I have no idea how many times I have said I

    wish I had an off switch for my head whenever I try to either relax simply,or go to sleep. Countless. For a long long time ive been this way,but not always. What happened?
    Sugasug Sugasug
    41-45, M
    May 29, 2015

    I need to be able to switch my brain off

    when I'm not already preoccupied... my mind starts to wander and I just upset myself.
    bayleaa bayleaa
    18-21, F
    May 15, 2015

    It would be awesome I would just reboot my brain

    and start like new every time
    00Broken00 00Broken00
    18-21, F
    May 14, 2015

    If I have an off switch

    for my brain.... actually... never mind... *facepalm* I'd be dead if my brain goes off.....
    LavenderHart009 LavenderHart009
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 14, 2015

    Something like this actually exists.

    A few times i have been told by people that i had hypnosis sessions with "this was the first time my inner voices were gone". Happened more than once. People telling me that they always have thoughts going on.. always worry. Yet with this trance session, they said they were...
    MindDevourer MindDevourer
    36-40, M
    May 8, 2015

    I'm always worrying about everything.

    It's crazy to me when people say things like, "oh, just stop worrying." as if it were that simple! Believe me, if I could turn of my anxiety, I would do exactly that! but it isn't that simple. Worry keeps me up nights and I wish I could tune it out so I could sleep easy. The...
    lauren71 lauren71
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 1, 2015

    someone tell me a get rich quick scheme I need

    facts people seems like everyone I know rich was born into it or got lucky bloody rich kids
    perthcity perthcity
    22-25, M
    Apr 28, 2015
    lonelymom1982 lonelymom1982
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2015

    I want it and I want it now.

    A week ago tonight I had the best time of my life with my girlfriend at my prom. No, we didn't have sex, but it was the 2nd time in person that I saw her (the first was a little under 2 months ago), and we had been fighting about stupid stuff the week earlier. I had a little...
    Bean2015 Bean2015
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2015

    I would, but i'd be scared to use it.

    I'd feel like the moment I hit that switch ,It would be lights out for me all together
    vashty vashty
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 16, 2015

    I would especially like it at night.

    For instance, last night I woke up at 2:50am only to not be able to go to sleep because my mind went into nearly-full functioning mode. Thankfully I have today off.
    NewMan2015 NewMan2015
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 16, 2015
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 14, 2015

    I cant shut my mind off

    while having sex ...just to relax n enjoy the moment...anyone elese have this problem ?
    daddybair daddybair
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2015

    If i could switch my brain off.

    ...maybe the voices would go away -_-
    jordan199728 jordan199728
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2015

    The past few weeks my mind has been running

    24/7. So much going on! My business, home educating the kids, making plans, being Mom, Wife, friend....running a household. Seriously. I need some chill time!
    bobbieshae bobbieshae
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 8, 2015

    Sometimes I try and go to bed at night

    because I just have tons of racing and random thoughts. Every tells me to take me d's but I don't like how fast they knock someone out.
    tylerlh tylerlh
    22-25, M
    Mar 4, 2015

    When lying in bed at night,

    I can't help recalling everything I did that I'm not proud of. What I could've done differently, what I should have said. More often than not I end up crying and only manage to fall asleep around 4 or 5am. It was fine during the holidays, but now that college is back in session...
    thatmalayamoi thatmalayamoi
    22-25, F
    Mar 2, 2015

    It never stops....my mind goes

    and goes.....I try relaxation stuff, and it just does not quit..... some days I wish there was a switch to shut it off....keeps me awake at night...it keeps me numb, empty...then other times so emotional...then back to just empty, like a walking shell... so many thoughts at...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2015

    Its a lie. I'm ugly. No one cares.

    That kid I kissed at recess, in second grade - I wonder where he is, now? Does he remember that? I bet he regrets it. Did I shut the coffee pot off? Mauve is a weird word. I bet he doesn't actually like me - he'd turn away if we actually met. People never stay. There's eighty...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude
    1 Response Feb 22, 2015

    I can't stop thinking about you.

    I still miss you. I still cry myself to sleep sometimes. Every time I think about you, I can't seem to control the tears from falling. I wish I didn't do all of these things. I wish I could erase the memories. Just turn it all off. That's the only way I think I'll ever be able...
    Stylesavvy Stylesavvy
    46-50, F
    Feb 16, 2015

    Sometimes I am often to deep in my own head.

    I make up things that don't exist or that I perceive that isn't real.
    beenhereb4 beenhereb4
    26-30, F
    Feb 16, 2015

    Whenever I'm trying to sleep,

    my mind decides to work in overdrive. I think about stupid things that don't make sense and it makes me so tired! I swear only R.Kelly gets me.
    KrazyKook KrazyKook
    18-21, F
    Feb 5, 2015
    JakH20 JakH20
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 2, 2015

    I am you. It's amazing how easily we can focus

    on the negative and stay there wallowing in the memory of mistakes we've made, but cannot use those same abilities to focus on all the good and positive things we've accomplished. Living "in the moment" is a concept I cannot wrap my mind around. I'm either moaning about the past...
    Sosad2015 Sosad2015
    66-70, F
    1 Response Jan 31, 2015

    Seriously. It's constantly waging a daily war

    with my heart. The two of them disagree so much that it's driving me straight to the looney bin. My brain is cold and full of logic, my heart is passionate and idealistic. I get that I have to listen to whoever's nagging fits the most with a situation, but I wish they'd agree...
    Sohryuden Sohryuden
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 30, 2015

    ADHD and Racing Brain.

    The meds don't work for me, so a switch to be able to put the brakes on the ADHD brain from time to time would be welcomed!
    BizSuitStacy BizSuitStacy
    56-60, T
    5 Responses Jan 26, 2015
    adianoeta adianoeta
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 17, 2015

    All day everyday I deal with constant thoughts

    about life and the things I've done, the things I didn't do and what may have been in different situations. I would love an off switch for my brain.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 16, 2015

    At night my mind has a high tide of:

    imagination, inspiration, poetry, unanswerable questions, exciting yet supposedly forbidden thoughts, unlocked time-capsules of embarrassing or joyful memories, inescapably encapturing dreams and either dread or impatience for the morning to arrive. Throughout my lifetime...
    ole0005 ole0005
    13-15, F
    10 Responses Jan 9, 2015
    savigirl14 savigirl14
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 6, 2015

    If it gets me a little further away from what I

    just heard and why. Why can't people just be straight with you? No, ums, buts or maybes............... Yeah a big ole **** you very much, from the bottom of my heart. Now if I just memorise your name and throw away my head.
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2014

    I really let my mind wander to bad things.

    I get paranoid when I convince myself of something. Most of the time whatever it is isn't even true. It would be nice to just have that switch.
    groundcraze groundcraze
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2014

    How come society makes us feel bad

    for thinking out the box when all the time it's made up to control us. Come play at secreterotica . com it's sexy, fun the groups and library are wicked and no BS censorship either.
    YouKnowItMakesSense YouKnowItMakesSense
    31-35, M
    Nov 28, 2014

    How come society makes us feel bad

    for thinking out the box when all the time it's made up to control us. Come play at secreterotica . com it's sexy, fun the groups and library are wicked and no BS censorship either.
    YouKnowItMakesSense YouKnowItMakesSense
    31-35, M
    Nov 28, 2014

    it's called meditation.

    with enough practice one could clear their mind of all thoughts and just enjoy being alive.
    KL30 KL30
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 17, 2014

    This would be particularly useful at bedtime.

    ..I can deal with it during the day but I need to sleep! I close my eyes and my racing thoughts are relentless. I open my eyes only to find an hour passed by. And then another. And another. Would that qualify as mild insomnia? Buuuuut I suppose I already pay for an off switch...
    MarsToSirius MarsToSirius
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 16, 2014

    Oh my gosh yes! My brain is always yammering on

    and there's always a song stuck in there too. It would be great to get five minutes peace :p
    ThunderWaffles ThunderWaffles
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Nov 16, 2014
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