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I Wish I Had An On And Off Switch For My Thoughts

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    I wish I could turn my thoughts off when I start thinking about a certain person but otherwise I love my thoughts.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F Feb 14, 2010

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    Wouldnt This Be Fantastic?!!!!

    Oh to just switch the thoughts off. Particularly on days like this, when i discover that ive backed myself in to a corner in my mind.  Make them stop, Make them stop! Wheres the wine.
    Muse0001 Muse0001 26-30, F Apr 29, 2010

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    My Eyes Start To Close...dam My Switch Goes On.

    I wish i could take a vacation from my mind...ahhhh that would be so nice!
    CrazyPeas CrazyPeas 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 22, 2010

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    There Are Lots Of Things I Want To Switch Off

    thoughts about 'him' my insomniac thoughts about my chidlhood so i can sleep
    soulfool soulfool 31-35, F Mar 7, 2012

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    I Hate Intrusive Thoughts

    I can't control them. I have to consciously think the opposite. It is really exhausting. If I could just shut them off I would have a lot more peace. I hate involuntary thoughts. They are always negative.
    TheEvilLeaper TheEvilLeaper 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 16, 2011

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    A.D.D my mind runs like a jaguar catching it's prey and it sucks and I would like to have an off switch so I can just clear my head... It would also help me clear out my stress..
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 28

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    Then maybe when i can't sleep because i cant stop thinking about what i have to do the next day and its 2 o'clock in the morning and i have to get up early for school or an...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F Jul 25

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    I would pay for that, too... I wish I could stop thinking so much... so many different ways to think about one little situation... I don't know what the answer is... about people...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M Jul 22

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    My brain is the source of all my pain , it always whispers to me that i am not good enough , that i will never be , that i am doing everything wrong , that i would always fail...
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    Just a little switch right behind one of my ears. Hell, make it both just in case the other comes back, but put a combination pin code or something so nobody else can just say hey...
    thoughtsthatstray thoughtsthatstray 41-45, M Aug 5

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    If I had that maybe I could sleep better?
    meme111111 meme111111 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 24

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    My OCD makes thinking unbearable sometimes...
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    Anybody want to chat? Feeling the most empty ive ever felt right now :/
    whoknows2112 whoknows2112 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    Yes, Yes, Yes. I can't freaking sleep because I can't stop thinking.
    lonesojourner lonesojourner 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    Sometimes at night I think about scary things and I can't get them out of my head so I just scream till someone comes and turns on the lights
    smartie67128820 smartie67128820 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    So convenient. It would solve every single problem I have in life. Literally.
    cursedjelly cursedjelly 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 5

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    Oh wait.. There's this thing called sleeping
    CheeseBomb500 CheeseBomb500 13-15, M 4 Responses Aug 6

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    I think one of these days I'll make my mind explodes just from thinking and feeling so much at once. I don't think I have an off switch.
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Aug 5

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    Well I guess that's a lesson to be learned. Well I'm gonna be offline for awhile Goodbye all
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