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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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My boyfriend had my Brand New Car impounded after he was caught street racing! I will find his OFF switch once and for all! I hate him!
    BeadyBlack BeadyBlack 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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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 5 days ago

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    Since I suffer from OCD, the idea of shutting off obsessive thinking sounds like heaven...or at least the idea of thoughts being in your brain every 10 seconds instead of every...
    gladiatorfan gladiatorfan 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 1 day 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 a week ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 1 day 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 1 day 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 6 days ago

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    Everybody in this group read "the power of now" by eckhart tolle. It'll help
    davisbre davisbre 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Sometimes. i do. It's easier like that...
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Even gold or silver or Paypal.
    TeeKayy101 TeeKayy101 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    i just feel like long time since i hug someone special for long time, just been hug for no reason for a few minutes
    ces99kof ces99kof 26-30, M Jun 30

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    Once a month, we have a make your own sundae night for dinner. Kids love it. Think they're getting away with something!
    AuntieShani AuntieShani 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    10 years. I got bullied for 10 years while in Primary School and High School, from grade 2 till grade 12, the year I graduated. So it all started in grade 2 when my best friend...
    darkbladeangel darkbladeangel 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I don't understand the darkness of human nature. Why is it that when your chips are down, the human tendency is to gang up on that person and to put them down even more, instead...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I met my wife Sarah in 2008. We met through her friend. We started dating and things were progressing fast, we got engaged and got married in October of 2009. Things were not...
    SimpleGuy77 SimpleGuy77 36-40 1 Response Jul 11

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    Dear Friends, I was in the relationship with a boy for 6 years, we had never thought for marriage. Both of our family knew each other for long year’s .Actually initially we were...
    Gitikasharma Gitikasharma 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    So my sister just had her 21st a few days ago, it was awesome heaps of great food with great people and music but I have a problem one of my sister's friends who attended the party...
    FabulousYetiMan FabulousYetiMan 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    Why am I having an affair? All marriages go thru lows.. Yes.. mine hit rock bottom. He was out of work and drunk everyday... He was miserable.. He had no desire for sex...
    Differentforever Differentforever 46-50, F 4 Responses 52 mins ago

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    I get it now... I'm an option. Im tired of being confused, sitting and Eating for something that's probably not gonna happen again. Holding on to someone who has already let me go...
    Jayduh97 Jayduh97 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Fainting’s not, perhaps, such a big deal, unless it happens to you often or if the circumstances are traumatic. Neither of these things applies to me. I have fainted only once in...
    Macmann Macmann 56-60, M Jul 14

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    So this is going to be a long one, just warning you. No, I mean it...a really long one! So I started a new job recently and I was very excited about this new prospect because I...
    Plumbalina Plumbalina 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Been almost a year since I started here on EP. A very turbulent year. Still in some contact with MW but it's dying and I'm having a hard time accepting this. I the past year we had...
    mrennie61 mrennie61 51-55, M 7 Responses Jun 27

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    On 12th June 2013 I did the test, my boyfriend of 3 months sitting on my bed. We both knew before I came back in from the bathroom what my result would be. I was pregnant. On 3rd...
    littlelil1 littlelil1 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I am married and so my AP, neither happily married. We became friends over 2 years ago, but over the last year have gotten alot closer. Our families were all friends (his wife, my...
    Suzanne1976 Suzanne1976 36-40, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Deep down in my heart wont let me forget, my mind keeps telling me don't give up, i even pray to make the thoughts,love, and memories ive had/or got for him is this a sign ? Or is...
    Richesss Richesss 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I am currently on Day 11 recovery from a tonsillectomy. I have to say, a tonsillectomy is not for wusses! Having suffered for as long as I can remember with constant bouts of...
    anitarate anitarate 31-35, F Jul 11

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    I want to wish METEORITE a very HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!I hope you have a truly wonderful day filled with a few laughs, a few hugs, and a few drinks!!My Birthday Wish for You is that you...
    LifesCraziness LifesCraziness 41-45 1 Response Jun 28

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    I wonder if a cop ever pulled somebody over, asked the person if they had a warrant for their arrest, and the person replied yes?
    KimTin33 KimTin33 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Why you, not other men? Since we chat for the first time, I knew that you're so different from the rest. You are sweet, humble, smart (and smartass too), funny, witty, honest, and...
    ssally123 ssally123 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    I was had a goiter for about 6 years. Spent many nights choking in my sleep, and feeling sad all the time even when I didnt have a reason to. It seemed like I was going crazy. I...
    brandonsp2 brandonsp2 26-30, M Jul 4

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    Well where do i begin I had this relationship for a year and everything was going fantastic she was madly in love with me and would tell her mom that I am the man of her dreams but...
    rique20 rique20 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    About 12 years ago, I was at a really low point in my life. I decided I needed to do something different and after some inner soul searching, I realized that the one constant in my...
    Ressalg Ressalg 41-45, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I had a boyfriend. He was basically everything I thought I had been waiting for. He was sweet, kind, attentive, and just perfect (or so I thought). About 4 months into our...
    kaitlynrayann kaitlynrayann 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I was arrested back in February for DUI Less Safe/Alcohol/Refusal. I can easily say that the following 5 months of my life were the most anxiety filled and tough months of my life...
    thewanderer34 thewanderer34 26-30, M 16 hrs ago

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    I love that man! He has dominated my whole day with random funny games and txts, and I'm talking every few minutes...how he gets paid at work ill never know! Also talked of...
    foreverWantingMore foreverWantingMore 31-35, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    That first real relationship you have that you wish you can have forever 😒🙈😕
    Richesss Richesss 16-17, F Jun 28

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    I'm a very loyal person and will do anything, possible, for family or a good friend. When I travelled to Europe, on my own, for the first time, I was excited and a little scared...
    Pinky65 Pinky65 46-50, F 4 Responses a week ago

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