I Wish I Could Turn Off My Brain

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    I suppose I should be glad I have one.

    Perhaps not always the best one. But one which always seems to wake up at around four in the morning and starts talking to me. Apparently, it's called 'alpha time' - drives me crazy!
    TValentine TValentine
    56-60, M
    Mar 30

    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, 2014

    My brain works a lot

    that I stay awake all night long.
    lifeisdynamite lifeisdynamite
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 6, 2015

    especially tonight. i want to not think,

    not be conscious of anything. falling quickly as i sink into the bed.
    xkmb xkmb
    56-60
    1 Response Apr 3, 2015
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Jan 23, 2015

    Is it worth staying on here?

    All I see here is sex, sex and more sex. I like it when people are willing to answer anything you ask... So we should ask questions like... How many brothers or sisters you have, where did you grow up, what is your dream job. Sex question are question, but people have...
    nevets68 nevets68
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 17

    If only I can shut off

    and forget the negative thoughts in my head...
    Plainkyle Plainkyle
    26-30, M
    Apr 1, 2014

    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
    1 Response Mar 4, 2013

    Was doing the math, and my last full time job

    paid $160 a day & I worked 40 hours a week. After an industry bubble burst last year I was laid off. Now I'm averaging $150 a week from each of my 3 jobs, & working 60+ hours a week total... The service industry sucks *** & doesn't pay the bills. 😑
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 24, 2015

    up since 12 pm its four am now.

    wide awake. exhausted. persisting myself to study. 14 more days to go before the finals. inside my brain: score pot. finish literature assignments that I'm lagging behind on. the boy who went off and got married. the good looking newbie I met through am old friend. my second...
    Unmasked Unmasked
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 20

    I can't stop thinking.

    I need to stop thinking. I want to stop thinking. I can't stop thinking. I need to stop thinking. I want to stop thinking. I need to stop thinking. I can't stop thinking. I want to stop thinking. I need to stop thinking. I can't stop thinking. I want to stop thinking.
    c9Poke c9Poke
    16-17, M
    1 Response Nov 17, 2014

    It's all so overwhelming.

    To any thoughts to much caring and for what??? I'm so sick of being too thoughtful about things that shouldn't matter to me.Analyzing every little thing even when I don't want to.Hurting so bad but not being able to stop the thoughts from playing over and over in my head.
    leadmenot leadmenot
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2014

    Upon my waking my brain is flooded with

    thoughts, emotions, memories, songs, a list of things to do, etc. Laying down trying to sleep my brain tries to process everything it's thought, everything that's happened, things that might happen, things I need to remember, and even as I dream I dream of cluttered nonsense...
    sile3 sile3
    18-21, F
    Feb 3, 2015

    Remember the mantra. It will help.

    Reinforce your walls...they are crumbling.
    MommaBella MommaBella
    31-35, F
    Mar 2, 2015

    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
    31-35, M
    Apr 2, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 5, 2015

    My brain is on overdrive tonight.

    I hate it, yet I don't want to go to sleep. Just wish it would shut off so I could be okay.
    Forevertired23 Forevertired23
    22-25, F
    Apr 8

    which is why I'm up so late.

    only wanting to wake up. but going to sleep? my mind won't.
    4rae2 4rae2
    22-25, F
    Jan 18

    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

    I think way too much!

    Many nights I lay in bed sleepy but unable to sleep because my mind doesn't want to rest. I just don't know how to shut my thoughts off. Sometimes I just take zzzquil and finally get some sleep! Two places I think the most are laying in bed and in the shower
    Devotedmom77 Devotedmom77
    36-40, F
    Nov 8, 2014

    This is so true. It's constantly buzzing.

    I find it really hard to focus. Coz I usually multi task. Focussing on a single thing is so so difficult for me
    mockingbird07 mockingbird07
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2015

    Constantly thinking, overthinking,

    worrying, going thru different scenarios in my head about certain things. It gets very tiring & hard to deal with at times. Sometimes it feels like my head is going to explode if I think about too many things...so have been trying to chill some...easier said than done.
    RubyLane RubyLane
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 31, 2014

    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, 2014

    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...
    leadmenot leadmenot
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 19, 2014

    yes right now i want to block my own self.

    .......silenced the clutters and breathe silence.......
    snuffal snuffal
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 23, 2015

    I envy those simple people

    that can just la la la through life without a thought in their head. No worries or concerns. Things come and go for them with ease. They don't fret about work or family. It's la la la all day and all night for them. I'd like to be one of them for a day and see if my existence...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 5, 2015

    Or even hit reset. Im not the smartest person

    but i am smart and do well in college- but lately my co concentration and motivation just don't exist.. The workload is kinda heavy but the actual papers are easy. but i just cant seem to get them done, im so easily distracted and i dont know how to get back to the way i was...
    CassieSamuel CassieSamuel
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 8

    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

    My boyfriend told me

    that he's going home which is in another state because it's his sons birthday in a couple weeks. I automatically starting thinking too much. He's gonna **** his ex-wife. He's gonna realize that he really wants to be with her And at the same time I realized that I'm always...
    Pooh1993 Pooh1993
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2015

    Sticks and stones may break your bones

    but words can damn near kill you
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 20

    Sometimes I wish I could store away all my

    thoughts inside a box at the farthest corner of my mind, for the night, so that I may for once go to bed as soon as my head touches the pillow.
    badgalfrifri badgalfrifri
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2015

    Especially tonight. I'm thinking about things

    that cant be undone, worrying about tomorrow and the week ahead. It does me no good .
    xkmb xkmb
    56-60
    1 Response Sep 22, 2014

    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

    I get really mad at myself

    when I start thinking about things I should have done or shouldn't have done. I can't help but think that I ruin good opportunities by being so shy. I'll make myself cry by thinking about moments that I ruined because I was scared or something. I hate it :(
    staygoldenbaby staygoldenbaby
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 1, 2015

    Hey! I am a hypnotist looking

    for new people to work with over skype! If you'd be interested, or have any questions, shoot me a message before EP shuts down. Thanks!
    BroseHypno BroseHypno
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 24
    Katty4fun Katty4fun
    31-35, F
    Jan 26

    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

    Yeah it thinks a lot of crap.

    Sometimes I need to shut it down.
    Tawheed1994 Tawheed1994
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 18, 2015

    I'm really bad about thinking about things to

    hard and i confuse my self by trying to go in depth and I know I'm confusing my self and it urkes me
    Funnychase66 Funnychase66
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 23, 2015
    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 29, 2014

    I seriously wish I could turn off my brain

    and just have a clear mind and not have so many worries about the future and so I can stop thinking about him..
    PrincessKylieP PrincessKylieP
    18-21, F
    Nov 9, 2014

    Around this time of night?

    Yeah, seriously could use a brain switch right now..
    Bethstar Bethstar
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 3, 2015
    Shireene92 Shireene92
    16-17, F
    Sep 4, 2015

    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
    1 Response Oct 9, 2014

    That may or may not have been a good move.

    I just wanted to be the one who took a stand. How can you miss me if I am always right effing HERE? Now you have a week to get your head straight. Do you want me in your life or not? If the answer is yes, maybe this week will help you grow the balls to say so. If the...
    MommaBella MommaBella
    31-35, F
    May 20, 2015

    Just so I could think straight

    and get it all worked out. I start one thought and before it finishes, three other thoughts start to come through. Sometimes I so overwhelmed and I shut down and either sit there staring into space, or just go back to sleep. Yesterday I tried to write in a diary to get some of...
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84
    26-30, F
    Sep 5, 2015
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 24, 2015

    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

    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, 2014

    I wish my brain stops working

    and my heart beats forever xD
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 14, 2015
    lovesthenightsky lovesthenightsky
    26-30, F
    Mar 18
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