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I Wish I Could Turn Off My Brain

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    I wish my brain stops working

    and my heart beats forever xD
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 14, 2015

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    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 23, 2015

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    Remember the mantra. It will help.

    Reinforce your walls...they are crumbling.
    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2015

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    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 2 Responses Jan 17

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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, 2014

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    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.
    Superpoke Superpoke 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 17, 2014

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    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

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 24, 2015

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    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee 18-21, F 2 Responses May 29, 2014

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    If only I can shut off

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

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    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...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M Sep 5, 2015

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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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    Try watching 'Larva' ion Netflix.

    It's the kind of show you can shut your brain off & enjoy.
    Jakd69 Jakd69 22-25, M Jan 18, 2015

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    i think about stupid stuff.

    the latest is personal hygiene and what we accept as being sanitary. now keep in mind i haven't changed a single thing about how i handle myself but i still laugh every time i dry my hands when leaving the lavatory. i think about sink locations at work, restaurants and...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 2, 2015

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    Around this time of night?

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

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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, 2014

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    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

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    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 16-17, F Nov 9, 2014

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    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

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    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 1 Response Jan 18

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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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    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

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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 .
    xkmb xkmb 56-60 1 Response Sep 22, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Katty4fun Katty4fun 31-35, F Jan 26

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    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

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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 1 Response Oct 9, 2014

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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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    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

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 5, 2015

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    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

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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 31-35, M Apr 2, 2014

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    Summary of my brain function in a day.

    Early morning (in class or work): Go home. Watch TV. Pizza.....yes! Need to order the pizza hut. Must take a bath too. Late night (on bed): I'm quite amazed at the complexity of how vast our universe is. The theory of Parallel Universe still stays in Paradox. Do we all know...
    Tawheed1994 Tawheed1994 18-21, M Jan 23, 2015

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    ajusu ajusu 22-25, M Jan 23, 2015

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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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    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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    My brain works a lot

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

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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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    Shireene92 Shireene92 16-17, F Sep 4, 2015

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