I Spend Too Much Time Thinking and Not Enough Time Doing

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    Wow, this group is so me.  In fact, I'm on Experience Project right now because I am spending time thinking rather than doing.  Maybe I should go do some things to make myself feel better?
    celticflame celticflame
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 6, 2008

    Maybe It's Just Easier, Or

    maybe it's a good excuse, or maybe, just maybe, it's the only way I know how to "be".
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 23, 2009

    98% A Thinker

     i love to just sit there and think about what i could do and plan to do  but i get mayby about 2 % done and  98 % stays in my head just ideas never finished
    harboraqua harboraqua
    13-15, F
    Jun 19, 2010

    The Hamlet Trip

    I call this the Hamlet Trip - "to be or not to be, that is the question" - not that this is a question about suicide but about being to do something you may not want to do but should be doing ... and really comes down to procrastinating (or not).
    DeepForest DeepForest
    3 Responses Jul 26, 2010


    I guess I'm just lazy....
    musared musared
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 22, 2009

    I've Been Told I Think Too Much.

    And I remember wondering (i.e. thinking), how can someone think too much, but as I get older, I find myself over thinking. Paralizing myself to inaction. I need to quit trying to come up with the perfect way to do things, and just do it. Sorry Nike
    ajadl ajadl
    51-55, M
    1 Response Oct 24, 2010

    Big Surprise

    Surprise surprise, no one has "contributed their story" yet. Could it be that we're all thinking about doing it, but just never get around to it? :P I guess this might be very similar to procrastination, though I'm not sure that all procrastinators obsessively think...
    sheslosingit sheslosingit
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 21, 2008


    Then just start doing, stop thinking about it and get off your backside and just do it.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Sep 5, 2013

    I Spend Most of My Time On the Computer

    I have Bi-Polar, Major Depression etc, and am unable to function and do things. I sit at the computer all day long. I don't do cleaning and stuff around the house. Just lately I HAVE been able to do the dishes and laundry and I feel real good about myself. If it wasn't for Casey...
    stardust3 stardust3
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Jan 25, 2009


    I spend to much time thinking debating in my head, even when i go to sleep im always thinking, and i don't get a lot done. i need to find a job at least at a job you have something to do. when i get bored i think to much. I also spend countless hours thinking about what...
    Arkanes44 Arkanes44
    1 Response Dec 9, 2008

    MY Instincts Ponder But My Hands Shiver

    Well,I do not know, which way to go. I am always pondering over life, I am always thinking of strife.   but my hands always shiver in fear,  to take a step ahead in a year. I do not really know, if it is mediocre,  or sheer fear. Help me out,cuz ma...
    de4m de4m
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 7, 2008

    I Over Think

    I feel like I can do alot more if I didn't spend so much time just thinking, but then again planing out what I want to do properly has been working, though at times I  think I over think stuff.
    sleepingangel sleepingangel
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 21, 2009


    I keep wanting to do things though sometimes not enough to keep doing that thing. I think about publishing my books though since I don't know what to do I just keep thinking of doing it. I think about buying a house with very little money. I want to move...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 9, 2009

    I Hate Writing!

    That's all I have to do.. write! but of course I spent so much time thinking about it than actually getting the ink out.. I can imagine how  I would fail this subject If I don't write in time.. write! please please write! What I'm writing now is The Persimmon Tree by...
    amejad amejad
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2010

    I 'see' Best When My Eyes Are Closed

    i have been cursed with the type of brain that leans towards creativity and a personality that leans towards 'whatever you can do today leave for tomorrow'. for some reason i end up doing things very thoroughly and pay attention to the smallest detail. this makes me tired...
    hhesse hhesse
    31-35, F
    Jul 28, 2008


      How to lick this. Thinking is good, but I am talking about too much, all the time. For me this is tied to depression, and lack of discipline. I'm not a risk taker.  Often I can't think of anything I want or want to work for. STARTERS: 1. life coach programs like...
    dru2 dru2
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Aug 17, 2009
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Feb 4, 2015

    Maybe It's Just Easier, Or

    maybe it's a good excuse, or maybe, just maybe, it's the only way I know how to "be".
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 23, 2009

    Same Here

    matter of fact my love life has been impacted the most from my little habit.  I think its the main reason why all my relationships are always so short lived, because I spend way too much time thinking about it and thats how the attraction keeps wearing off and I get ahead of...
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jan 25, 2010

    Thats Me

    i do spend to much time thinking, but i think it just means that when i finerly get round to doing things, i do them that bit better lol. hay thats my excuse and im sticking to it lol
    jossiemarie jossiemarie
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 14, 2008

    I always was a thinker

    and a passive person , sometimes it's great because you can explore with your mind a lot of stuff and you can live a lot of self made stories advantures etc , but it's all in my mind and it keeps me from being active , now i'm a 22yo man who lived about 10000 years in my mind...
    Dezsire Dezsire
    22-25, M
    Feb 3, 2015
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