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I Wish I Could Turn Off My Brain

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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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    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 I Think Too Much

    - I over think almost everything! - I tend to see so many different sides/ different possible outcomes - I think I'm going to worry myself into an early grave, but the catch is I really like living, I've grown accustom to it! - I get restless and unable to focus for long periods...
    wack1985 wack1985 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 14, 2010

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    Can You Do That?

    That would be awesome if you could. I like to turn mine brain off pretty much every wakeing moment of almost everday. But I take a compromise of maybe quietting it down just long enough to go to be able to take a power nap some days. There's a lot of clutter up there and a lot of...
    ForeverChanged81 ForeverChanged81 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2012

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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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    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 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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    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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    CuttingBloodGirlXX CuttingBloodGirlXX 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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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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    My brain won't stop, it won't close down

    and rest, I have insomnia and most days I wake tired and stay tired until about 5 pm and end up going to bed wide awake. It's a trip my body plays on my mind so I can lie in my bed at night and have a 1000 and 1 things running through my mind at one time and than just as I am...
    darkasmidnight darkasmidnight 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 22

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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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    I Wish I Could Stop Thinking For A Bit

    I have a stupid habit - to plan everything. It's not about trifles but for example about my life after graduating the university. I think about what I'll be able to do, where to go to live, which job to take, who to live with and so on. I have 1,5 years before it and still I...
    thepictureofmylife thepictureofmylife 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2012

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    Thinking Asleep!

    I hate how my brain is working while I’m asleep! I mean I always resolve and finish the unresolved issues when I was awake in my sleep!If I’m at work and I have something that I left for tomorrow I go back home, sleep, and of course I complete that work in my dreams...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 15, 2012

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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 12 Responses Sep 30, 2012

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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 3 Responses Mar 6

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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 13 Responses Mar 10, 2008

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    I Can Now.

    I have been in control of my thoughts since taking SSRI's. I have been on them for 12 years now with no ill effects. I would not want to go back to the way I was.
    SiouxC SiouxC 46-50 Jul 14, 2012

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    Someone Give Me A Tranq Dart! O.o

    I stay up for days at a time some weeks, because my brain is so active at night - no matter what I try I can never seem to stop thinking until I'm so exhausted I pass out; it's sounds weird but the thoughts are deafening too - almost like the buzz of a crowd or TV static when...
    VioletDoomsday VioletDoomsday 22-25, T 2 Responses Dec 5, 2011

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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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    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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    Please Be Quiet

    I just can't do it I will tell myself right sit down relax and watch a film but it never works. My brain just seems to tick over as if it is on overtime I can never switch off everything that has happened in the day just keeps been played back to me.Any problems that I have had...
    gelroller gelroller 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 15, 2012

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    Thinking

    I'm always thinking sometimes getting stuck in my own thoughts losing track of time and life. I offend wonder why I have to be this way. Anyone else out there feel me?
    TearFilledEyes TearFilledEyes 26-30, F 1 Response May 4, 2012

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    Middle Of The Night

    Wish I could turn it off right now. First night before a week long vacation and I can't sleep cause my brain won't stop thinking about work.
    inkydoo inkydoo 36-40, M Mar 23, 2012

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    I Need To Lull It To Sleep

    i try desperately to go blank but it just doesn't listen to me...its not like i am some rocket scientist that i need to keep my brain on for 24/7.. and some solutions may pop out any time...i don't need to keep hovering over stupid things... i need to be calm so that i may...
    amateurgenius amateurgenius 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 17, 2011

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    Aarrgghhh I Need Some Sleep!

    I feel like my brain is in OVERDRIVE! I'm CONSTANTLY thinking! Think about life, relationships, and career. If I'm not thinking about the big things, than I'm think about my work. If I have a problem I need to solve at work I dream about the solution. I'm constantly tired and don...
    Susumu999 Susumu999 22-25, F Apr 22, 2012

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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 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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    Wouldn't That Be Great?

    I would love it if I could. My brain is so active all the time. I would especially like to turn off the part which controls anxiety. Lately I find that I am always worrying about being sacked from my job and of other things like turning 28 in a few weeks and being single with no...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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    If My Thoughts Could Only Stop Flowing

    Last Night I surrendered everything to God.I have finally accepted defeat.I am too exhausted already.I promised myself that I wont think of you anymore.Everything has an ending,right? But why can't I stop myself from thinking of you?
    MyZen MyZen 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    Analysis

    I think too hard. If its not about my best friend, who Im madly in love with, (and it is most of the time) its pc games, music, problem solving etc. I analyse everything in every situation. Maybe I dont wish to turn it off, but maybe for once, just clear my mind for a day. Just...
    DGSteele DGSteele 22-25, M 1 Response May 5, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    Its Way To Loud In There

    i have sadly gotten to the point where i can not go to sleep without some type on noise in my ears. mostly music but on a really good night the sound of rain is good enough, i sleep with my phone or computer on so that i can ACTUALLY GO TO SLEEP AT NIGHT!my brain echos also (what...
    amicawinters amicawinters 18-21, F May 15, 2013

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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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    I Wish My Brain Could Be Changed

    Im 40 male live in UK ,i have written my 2 part life story on here so u can get a more detailed impression of my life.in a nutshell i am a loser, my mom calls me a failure. i have suffered from depression since my mid twenties and my head has just been in a depressed mess for all...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M Jan 29, 2013

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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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    it over thinks everything. A pause button would be great. To have 5 minutes peace before it all starts again.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 21, 2011

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    On The Brightside...

    If you could turn off your brain..you wouldn't have to worry about the shame you'd feel otherwise when you soiled yourself. Just a thought..from my brain that is on. ;)
    MissBehaviour MissBehaviour 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 29, 2012

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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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    Shut Up, Please..

    I think way too much. Lately it's just been everything. All of a sudden, all these old memories keep resurfacing and the first time it happened I sat there and cried. For hours. It's gotten better. Now I can usually tell my mind to shut up and it will, for a little while.. If I...
    msar27 msar27 13-15 Aug 4, 2012

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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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    CPU 100 % like always.

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

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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 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Ebenezer Dorset.

    It looked like a good thing: but wait till I tell you. We were down South, in Alabama--Bill Driscoll and myself-when this kidnapping idea struck us. It was, as Bill afterward expressed it, "during a moment of temporary mental apparition"; but we didn't find that out till later...
    O38OO2661677 O38OO2661677 36-40 Jan 18, 2013

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Amazing Way Of Thinking When Trying To Sleep?

    My thoughts are clear and i feel like a cognitive god sometimes when trying to sleep i can think outside the box, come up with brilliant ideas, able to read anything and stay engaged its amazing but i can't fall asleep and usually am tempted to test my brain on the internet by...
    johnmate johnmate 18-21 1 Response Mar 2, 2013

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    I Am Spent.......................

    i don't know why we keep writing stories here...........does they help? i really have no idea but still i sit and think about this and so many other things....!!!!at this moment my head is hurting like a melting lava...................all my senses getting drowsy and i am feeling...
    destinygirl22 destinygirl22 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 29, 2011

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    Ughhh

    i cant sleep because my brain just wont shut the helllll up. thoughts rush through my head, and nothing i do about it will work. i think about everything, and just try to shut it offf, but it just wont work. i can zone out and do it in school, where i should be paying attention...
    finallyhappy finallyhappy 16-18, F 4 Responses Jan 23, 2008

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    Damn You Have No Idea....well You Might

    I always have a million and one thoughts going on in my head. A lot the times it has to do with people I'm attracted to, but not always. Sometimes it's my moms estate, and my effed up family, and how I'm better off without them. Plus I tend to think way to much about that one...
    Greeneyedandcurious Greeneyedandcurious 22-25, F Mar 24, 2012

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