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I Wish I Could Turn Off My Brain

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    During the day, I'm thinking about school

    and normal teenage things. At night, I'm bored so I think about philosophy and get my self in depressed states and stress because of it. I can't sleep some nights because my brain is thinking about everything. Whenever I sleep, I hear my thoughts, echoing and becoming...
    Superpokeoffice Superpokeoffice 13-15, M 13 hrs ago

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    Soooo much thinking, thoughts,

    and stress. Even when I'm sleeping I still dream of what I'm stressing over.
    teeegreen teeegreen 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 9

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    Shut Up Already!!

    Why won't you leave me alone and give me some peace for a while?  Why do you have to keep thinking and thinking and then re-thinking?  I need some sleep and you won't let me get it.  I need some quiet and you won't let me have it.  You won't even shut up long...
    goddessone goddessone 41-45, F 14 Responses Mar 10, 2008

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    CPU 100 % like always.

    Never shuts up.
    Eyesonthesky Eyesonthesky 22-25, M Feb 9

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    sometimes late at night I get this ringing in

    my head and it won't stop. it's like all these thoughts come POURING out of me. some are so random and some are so deep into myself. sometimes i wish it would shut off for a minute. I wish I didn't worry for a minute. wasn't paranoid for a minute. i just want peace and quiet for...
    therearenogoodnames therearenogoodnames 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I hear everything. Even the things I don't

    want to hear. I notice everything... every move....every facial expression....every gesture. I overthink things when I shouldn't . I feel things that shouldn't matter to me. I care for people who couldn't care less about me or don't know I exist. It's disturbing...it's crazy...
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sometimes

    i just wanna end the racing thoughts the indecisive thoughts the plans the fears the everything over analyzing the judgement all happening in my brain right as i drift to sleep I feel like i could just drown in all of it. sometime wish i could just turn my brain off like a...
    letsfeelthelove letsfeelthelove 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2012

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    Over Thinking Leads To Paranoia

    I'm always over thinking things, rather it evolves a person, life, or random things. It seems that even sleeping becomes almost hard with all the over thinking, and can also make your friendships or relationships suffer due to it because most of the time for me over thinking...
    lostinmurkywater lostinmurkywater 18-21 5 Responses Aug 18, 2010

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    Heart Or Head?

    Do you listen to your heart or your head?  How do you decide what to do when you heart says YES YES YES and your head comes behind it saying HELL NO!!! HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLl NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 8 Responses May 2, 2009

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    Uggggggggg. Another sleepless night

    because my brain will not shut off!!!! I guess I could make better use of this time than being on EP...maybe I will make my Christmas card list...it is almost June after all lol
    MyCrazyLife63 MyCrazyLife63 36-40, F 2 Responses May 29

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    My brain has been going non stop lately waking 3

    and 4 times a night...totally sucks. I'm exhausted.
    Zapora Zapora 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee 16-17, F 2 Responses May 29

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    Don't Know How To Relax..

    Well first off, I suffer from severe anxiety/panic disorder, depression, agoraphobia & and i am a huge hypochondriac.  Kind of rediculous, but I have been this way since I was 17 years old.  I am the type of person to 'overthink' and 'overanalyze' everything.  I seriously don...
    dreamliving dreamliving 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 10, 2011

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    GREAAAT... There's overthinking something then

    there's whatever the **** my brain decided to do. Bloody hell!!
    Shiningstar26 Shiningstar26 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    CuttingBloodGirlXX CuttingBloodGirlXX 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    We Need To Reshape Our Life

    Many of us feel a nagging emptiness as something real is missing from our lives. We are aware there is more we could be engaging in or giving out. We could be experiencing a much more feeling of happiness in our life. Even after an exciting and exhilarating moment, we...
    ellenooo ellenooo 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2011

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    Dear Mr. Brain,

    Hey Brain it's been a while huh? It's been a while since you took a day off. Why don't you just lay low for a while and let's take it easy. Might be hard for you because you have so many things to do but you should take a rest for a while. Don't worry because while you lay low I...
    polo8907 polo8907 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 25, 2011

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    Heart Or Head?

    Do you listen to your heart or your head?  How do you decide what to do when you heart says YES YES YES and your head comes behind it saying HELL NO!!! HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLl NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 11 Responses May 2, 2009

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    I think too much. I am always thinking 5-10

    steps ahead. Sometimes, it is hard to live in the moment. It is a great attribute in an emergency. I am very good at fixing problems and figuring out complicated issues, but it would be nice to have some downtime. I guess when I am distracted enough (during intimate moments...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 27

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    Especially At Night

    It never fails..as soon as I lay down to go to sleep..my mind starts to wonder and think about all the things that are going on in my life and the things I that I could be doing instead of laying in bed..so sometimes its hours before I fall asleep..I sooo very much wish that our...
    theheartofmemphis theheartofmemphis 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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    An off button for your brain would come in

    handy especially for those long nights you just want to go to bed but your brain dredges things up from the past!!
    kny6781 kny6781 18-21, F Jun 14

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    Sometimes I'm always thinking about new ways to

    do things in my life/games/puzzles/etc. all through the night. I also can never turn it off during movies, so I'm constantly asking questions and coming up with theories. I love my brain, but sometimes I wish I could be stupid for a day just so I can stop thinking.
    Kairisheartless Kairisheartless 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Easier Than You Think

    Short of the ultimate cure, meditation, here are some simple ways to give your brain a break from Deepak Chopra: 27 Ways to Go Out of Your Mind 1. Invite someone new out to lunch. 2. Take a break from TV and radio news for at least a week, detaching from the mass...
    Honir Honir 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 6, 2009

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    If only I can shut off

    and forget the negative thoughts in my head...
    gitzai gitzai 22-25, M Apr 1

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    I over think so much about other people!

    ! I care to much about people who don't care about me. I just wish I could stop taking everything so personal and just let it go over my head like i didnt hear a word. don't know how to handle this.
    behappy4 behappy4 18-21, F Sep 1

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    I Dont Want To Think Anymore!

    All i do everyday is think. Think about bad things that happen think im gonna lose control. I keep thinking that this is my life now. I am constantly thinking about somthing bad like ever since i had a panic attack i cant get the frightning images out of my head. Im just so...
    Torishu Torishu 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 12, 2010

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    I literally have so many thoughts running

    through my head I want to scream. Its like thousands of people all yelling inside there. I just wish i could shut it off so i could fall asleep.
    BiO811HazarD BiO811HazarD 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 1

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    Tried to go to bed at 7

    and 12. No luck. Mind attacked. Sigh.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 10

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    Sometimes, I really do.

    My only fear is, would I be able to turn it on again when I need to? Whoa. O_O
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Apr 2

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    Actually..................

    I'll start with this. There is no solid border that separates physics from metaphysics. I would say a lot of people don't understand this, but the truth is, a lot of people simply do not believe this. I've seen people use 15 paragraphs to say what could be said in one sentence...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 5, 2012

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    How To Cope With This Economy?

    My brain/mind wont stop analyzing every possible negative scenario that could happen.life,love,money,social,emotional and physical issues seem more complex than in years past.I have a college degree as well as vocational training,yet i made more money in my early twenties.jobs...
    Exponentiallystressed Exponentiallystressed 36-40 1 Response Mar 26, 2012

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    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response May 29

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    Especially tonight. I'm thinking about things

    that cant be undone, worrying about tomorrow and the week ahead. It does me no good .
    karenmbrown karenmbrown 51-55, T 2 Responses Sep 22

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    The only time I could do

    that is when I drink or smoke weed.. Even in my sleep I can't switch it off.. Any tips?
    keem888 keem888 26-30, M 4 Responses Jun 7

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    I need a pause button

    for my brain. I can't sleep because the brain never stops. It's making me crazy...
    smhinterrupted smhinterrupted 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    Broken Switch: Many times throughout my life,

    I have caught myself with a strong desire to turn off my brain. Luckilly, there is a switch that puts of thinking mode. The downside is, we don't have direct control over this switch. Only indirect control. This switch can be flipped indirectly by doing an activity that would...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Ever wake up with the weirdest sentence

    randomly in your head? Like "boomchakalaka scuba divers unite"
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 1 Response May 29

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    My Brain Is In A Mess

    Ok it's tough this life. I am male 43 live in UK I'm technically a virgin and I am so lonely and I hate seeing happy couples Anyway onto my brain I'm not sure what made it go wrong but my memory is so screwed up and I find it hard to remember things or retain information i have...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M Nov 27, 2013

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    Sometimes it's saying too much

    and never stop complaining 😒
    FinnyFunny FinnyFunny 18-21, F Jun 12

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    Turning Off the Brain...

    In fact, to my understanding the brain is just a physical instrument of one's mind; its the mind that has to be "turned off" to get relief from its often mad carry-on! I am becoming more aware that its the mind - which in reality is like a computer, running a whole lot...
    Waiwera Waiwera 70+, M 3 Responses Jan 30, 2008

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    Endless Thoughts

    As long as I can remember, my brain has been overload, continuously thinking 24/7, even when I sleep. And if that isn't messed up, I perceive two thoughts at once and I can't control one of them. Its as almost I have two brains, one that I can control and the other that I can't...
    NightwolfBlackheart NightwolfBlackheart 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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    I create problems in my head

    that don't exist and i get really sad, I can't stop it
    libbybennett libbybennett 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 1

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    I just thought of something kinda sad,

    most of the people in my generation will grow up to be adults with scars, and those adults will be fathers or mother with scars and they'll have to explain to their children why they have scars. But on a brighter note they will be a lot more understanding and sensitive to their...
    ImAlittleLost09 ImAlittleLost09 18-21, F Mar 8

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    I really want to turn my brain off right now.

    I want to do something but have nothing to do. I have plenty to do but don't want to do it. I have people who care about me but no one to talk to. I have someone I love but it isn't enough. I have abilities I am good at but am unable to use them effectively. I love to...
    noodleloaf noodleloaf 36-40, M Aug 19

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    At Night ...

    Even when I'm exhausted, and just want to sleep, a million thoughts keep running through my head, no matter how much exercise or relaxation techniques I use. It doesn't happen every night, but i wish it didn't occur at all!
    beerchick beerchick 26-30, F 11 Responses Sep 30, 2012

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    My mind is a marathon nonstop with me an

    unwilling participant. I see and feel art and inspiration in everything around me. I feel like two people. The normal quiet me when ignoring that inspiration, and the true rather manic me who dives into writing and art to get out the thoughts. But sadly, this keeps me awake...
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M Apr 25

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