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

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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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    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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    :)

    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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    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 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So many thoughts good and horrible. But it's always up to you to control your thoughts.. Who will win in your case? Good or evil? I hope you make the right decision rhoughts
    KellsThr13 KellsThr13 13-15, F Jul 21

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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 a week ago

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    Yes! I wish my brain would just SHUT THE HELL UP and STOP OVERTHINKING THINGS! ack ack ack silly thing.
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 19

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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...
    Theworldismyhell Theworldismyhell 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    After learning of husband's affair, I'd do ANYTHING to turn off my brain and just not be in pain. Or when a friend hurts me, instead of going over what they did over and over...
    Learning2LiveAgain Learning2LiveAgain 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    If I had that maybe I could sleep better?
    meme111111 meme111111 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    See "I'd love a little distraction". Nothing else to say here!
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 1 Response Jul 2

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    I just can't stop thinking about him! My mind knows it is now over, but my heart won't listen...
    mindovermatter123 mindovermatter123 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    Thought stop* literally imagine your mind is empty. And tell yourself "thought stop" sometimes it helps in those moments of obsessive overthinking..
    girlinterrupted96 girlinterrupted96 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Everybody in this group read "the power of now" by eckhart tolle. It'll help
    davisbre davisbre 22-25, M Jul 21

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    Sometimes. i do. It's easier like that...
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F Jul 21

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    Even gold or silver or Paypal.
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    Anybody want to chat? Feeling the most empty ive ever felt right now :/
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    Yes, Yes, Yes. I can't freaking sleep because I can't stop thinking.
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