I Struggle to Have a Quiet Mind

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 322 People

    Always On

    Mine is usually on the go shutting down only when I am sleeping and even then, it sometimes wakes me up.  Nothing less than certain medications can really slow it down and I like that but not their side effects.  In addition, alcohol works but I do not want to take that...
    jc2009 jc2009
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2010

    Sometimes the Mind Is Such a Loud Place...

    I struggle to find my way in it. Sometimes the minus thoughts take so much from the plus thoughts that there is nothing left and i feel empty. I do my best to train my mind to thinking how i want and to do what i want. It is so hard, so difficult and it is a path that i am not...
    ritchflynn ritchflynn
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 14, 2009

    It's Not That I Don't Try, Either

    I have tried setting time aside every day for prayer and meditation.  It's something I learned to do from my father -- he does it faithfully each and every day and you can see how much it helps him.There have been times, (like when I was living with my last boyfriend...
    SaratogaGirl SaratogaGirl
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 5, 2010

    Think Thinking Thinking

    It happens..like it or not...the nights you can't fall asleep. I see the past clearly.I remember what I thought I'd put to rest. The future is a blank.I wonder what will I do,if this or that comes to be. Only a couple of family members left now..I remember the ones who are gone...
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    8 Responses Jun 13, 2009

    A Hundred Mile's Per Hour.

    I am not going to be long winded here because other's with depression know exactly what I mean. Sleep is the only time I have a remotely qiute mind. My mind is alway's going a hundred mile's per hour and detour's down too many road's I would rather not travel. My Best.
    Robert1256 Robert1256
    51-55, M
    Apr 2, 2012

    Be Quiet

    I have two wishes in my life.  One is to get more than 3 hours of sleep a night and have it a restful sleep.  It is something I have worked hard on to accomplish but so far had little success.  My other biggest wish in life right now is to shut my mind up...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings
    1 Response Mar 23, 2009

    I want friends who have over active minds

    because mine isn't very active... J saying.
    SadieCosmo SadieCosmo
    16-17, F
    Mar 18

    A Moment Of Stillness.

    There are many who struggle to have a quiet mind, I don't believe this to be unusual at all.It's hardly surprising when you realise how many distractions there are around us, noise and stimulation of all sorts.  Very few of us live in a quiet rural environment either, most...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Jan 5, 2010

    Irritating 'alertness' And Constant 'thinking'

    Wow, i joined EP for the LIASM group - but having a snoop about, stumbled upon this little family and BINGO! My lord...this is exactly my problem! But mainly at night! I've always had a seriously overactive imagination...but sometimes (quite frequently recently, but then i've...
    isthisit4eva isthisit4eva
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 17, 2010

    To Calm the Mind

    is truly to calm your soul. -- anonymous I believe this - whole heatedly. Your mind, body and soul are all connected. If one of these are not aligned, the rest will suffer too. In our ever day lives - stress at work, home, relationships - this all chip away at our souls...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jun 10, 2009

    I Am Always Annoyed Or Embarrassed By Myself....

    When I think back on how I have let people treat me, I feel so angry with myself and ashamed. People must think me so weak as I have really been trodden on and taken advantage of. I have been bullied several times and I feel in many ways it is my fault as I have let them do it...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 22, 2011


    Wouldn't it be nice? Not to take away all the thoughts just the ones that scare me. Even for just a day a week to know that on that one day I could have peace... where do I make that arrangement?
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2009
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