I Need a Mind Vacation

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    Finally, I have a vacation from work. I haven't had one since October of last year. I was stressed out to the point that I was starting to go mentally crazy. I already feel a weight being lifted off of me right now, probably because I'm listening to Yellow by Coldplay, in which...
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    1 Response Aug 11, 2012

    I Have So Many Things Going On...

    I have so many things going on in my life right now. Recently, my fiance tried to commit suicide. Work is frustrating right now because we are short on people. I am working more than I ever wanted to. I am being bypassed for promotions and better shifts. I want to quit so...
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    Nov 16, 2007


    Someplace quiet, away from all the hassles and daily stresses.  To be able to sit back, (or lay back)... close my eyes and get lost in the vast expansion of nothingness, for even a short period of time is all the R & R I need. I think at one point or another, we all...
    SweetHoney SweetHoney
    5 Responses Sep 4, 2008

    What Thoughts To Keep, What Thoughts Do I???

    Disregard thoughts??? I have so many so which ones stay,,,,, and,,,,,, which ones go,,,,,that is just so hard to think about,,,,it makes my head hurt,,,,because I am in school and that takes thinking,,,and than at home the people here their thoughts and than my own thoughts...
    maryomaga3 maryomaga3
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jun 8, 2010

    so fed up of daily work,

    work n work .i think i need mind rest .
    deleted deleted
    Nov 26, 2014

    Can't Think...

    Work is too busy, everything is bearing down on me - no time for laundry, house cleaning, bill paying, etc.  Need not necessarily be a mind vacation, but just some time off from the computer and phone.  I work at home, so it feels like the work part never stops!
    jtr jtr
    31-35, F
    Nov 16, 2007

    It's Called The Looney Bin

    Have you ever contemplated just letting yourself lose it? I have.I can act crazy. Because it's easier to be ill than to face problems. It's easier to snap and in fact, feels BETTER to snap than to be emotionally numb.Yeah, I got **** to think about.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    Jun 11, 2011


    My mind vacations used to be my dreams but the past 3 nights I've been having nightmares and I don't know how to avoid them. Any advice?
    paranormaSPY paranormaSPY
    16-17, F
    Sep 8, 2013

    This semester has taken its toll.

    I think when it's over, I am going to enjoy a weekend in a hotel by myself in another state. I'm going to choose a good book and some wine of course, and just enjoy some time to myself.
    bawstenbrewin bawstenbrewin
    18-21, F
    Nov 4, 2015

    Needed this mind vacation

    so much and hope it can helps with my mental stress from daily life stress from my cold country. And finally arrive couple of days ago in this warm country my home country...way too warm 😎
    cloudyvberryz cloudyvberryz
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 21
    novaesq novaesq
    61-65, M
    Feb 22, 2015

    Here's a Reason..

    Here's a reason I need a mind vacation.  I saw this 'experience' listed along the side and thought..."Amen to that" and went to join it.  Turns out, I'm already a part of this group. Ha! It'd be so great to have a switch on the back of your head or...
    meowmeowface meowmeowface
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 17, 2007

    Absolutely!So Much...

    Absolutely! So much has been going on in the past week and it's been an emotional rollercoaster. Someone is playing mind games with me and it's been doing my head in. What keeps me sane is the constant reassurance that I am loved.  This person apears to be...
    titfortattoo titfortattoo
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Nov 16, 2007

    Deffinately Need a Vaca

    I would deffinately have to say that my mind needs a vaca for sure. we get so caught up in our busy lives and usually it's on a steady pace, but then there is that one check that accidently bounces, those brakes on the truck that need to be fixed, that 4 birthdays in one week...
    autumndonovan autumndonovan
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 25, 2008

    Just got back from a beach in Mexico.

    Sun, sand and water. Too bad I'm a pale, freckled red head and had to stay inside the whole time. Next up ... Boston.
    SubSided SubSided
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Jul 30, 2015

    I Think Too Much and There Is ...

    I think too much and there is so much negativity in there, I would love to take a vacation from all my thoughts.  This would be wonderful!
    Danika Danika
    31-35, F
    Jan 12, 2008

    I Need One Now!

    Haven't had a mental break in a very long time. I need to go to the beach and just stare at waves for a couple of days. My job has a built-in level of stress because of the spur of the moment medical emergency aspect to it, so you always have to be on your geek game to solve...
    MrElwood MrElwood
    46-50, M
    Dec 6, 2011
    41-45, M
    Mar 14

    I Am Amazed At The Human Mind

    The Human mind is an incredible piece of creation.In my lifetime I have seen so many advancements in what we Humans have achieved.Landing on the Moon,artificial Hearts,The world wide web and countless others.All of these achievements pale in comparison to the wonder of the Human...
    garvan garvan
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Jun 14, 2011

    Mind Vacation

    I soo need a mind vacation because it seems I am always thinking,even when I go to bed my mindis racing with thoughts.
    SugarnSpice SugarnSpice
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2008

    Hi friends.. I won't be online

    for few days.. Will miss u all.. Bye guys.. Have a great time
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 7

    I Think I Need One Now

    What is a mind vacation?  Can I stop talking out loud or to someone else?  Can I stop talking to myself?  Can I stop thinking about what's on my mind?   Thought comes 1st, emotion comes 2nd.  Even tho I miss the joy, will I be...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom
    51-55, F
    8 Responses Nov 14, 2008

    Yes, I Have Need Mind Vacation...

    yes, i have need mind vacation for very. sometime stress can bring bad cloud to trendy lifestyles. that is when i! and it make the good.
    JoshTurner JoshTurner
    26-30, M
    Nov 16, 2007

    Something Constructive....

    Yes, I need a mind vacation, but not just to forget about stress and work.  I need to do something constructive, whether it be meditation, learning something new, or......I don't know.  I just know that I need to find new and creative ways to deal with the stress of my...
    ShewhoisEvolving ShewhoisEvolving
    56-60, F
    1 Response Mar 16, 2008

    What I Need Is Either 8 Hou...

    What I need is either 8 hours in a sensory deprivation  chamber or an induced coma for way longer than that.
    numisiro numisiro
    36-40, M
    Dec 25, 2008

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    SJFeels SJFeels
    22-25, F
    Sep 12, 2015

    Got called into work early last night asked to

    fill in for a position that isn't mine and am sooo rereting right now. Lifted at least thirty thousand pounds all together last night and my body hates me today...
    oversimplification oversimplification
    26-30, F
    Jan 9

    Perfect... a Mind Vacation... Yesssss!

    That's IT!  That's exactly what I need.  I don't currently have a job & so I can't say I need a vacation from work.  However, I could REALLY use a break from worry & stress.  Trying to learn to meditate but it's a bit hard to get my mind to settle down...
    2Quirky 2Quirky
    51-55, F
    8 Responses Feb 21, 2009

    Mind Vacation?

    I need a mine vacation.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Mar 10, 2009

    Work Has Been Very Stressful L...

    Work has been VERY stressful lately. Thank Goddess & God for Thanksgiving next week!!!
    eclecticbalance eclecticbalance
    46-50, F
    Nov 16, 2007

    I Need a Certain Amount of Sol...

    I need a certain amount of solitary time, to pursue my interest in work-related and recreational reading materials. I just need quiet time for myself.
    Striper Striper
    Jan 12, 2008

    Somewhere Far, Far Away

    I need a vacation.  I would love to pack up, hop on a plan and just fly far, far away.  The fact that the economy sucks and 2010 turned out to be a year that my professional career became a casuality of all the Bad karma in the air...the chances of me going on vacation is about...
    evolving2010 evolving2010
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 10, 2011

    Happy Summer Everyone!!

    Hello my EP buddies!! Ha! How are you guys! Ahem, I will be placing my account on vacation coz I will be on vacation. I will see you guys later. Don't behave while i'm gone, okay? LOL. I wish I could have talked to you guys one on one, but sadly I don't have enough time. I hope...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 23, 2013

    Today is my day off. My boss has texted me 23

    times so far and it's not even noon.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses May 11, 2015

    Anyone Wanna Go?

    Oh my goodness, look at the logo for this group. . . I mean really look at it- can't you just feel the warm breeze and feel the gentle rock of the hammock? I just downloaded this new logo for me today too. . . it is a place in Tampa, Florida.  Definitely looks like the...
    Anna2 Anna2
    41-45, F
    32 Responses Feb 21, 2009


    Even the sound of this word makes me start dreaming. How great would that be? A mind vacation. Imagine that.. A travel agent's for mind vacations :D With all kind of destinations... Happiness, Love, Sadness, Joy etc. You leave your mind at the travel agent's, and when you take...
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    1 Response Apr 13, 2008
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