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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 174 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    It sure would be nice. I've got some OCD, PTSD, and probably some ADD and my mind just runs wild. I can see why it is easy for people to turn to drugs to "get away" from life...
    brian29715 brian29715 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 13

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    Well, I think a lot. I just process everything in and around me. It doesn't stop at all. I get migraines at times. I just think about past and present. Things that have happened in...
    angelslover angelslover 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    Actually there is a switch that turns our brains off.. I think the reason my brain is always in chaos is because i don't trust my self and trust God within the self. I believe that...
    AmanG1111 AmanG1111 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 19

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    I over think everything Ok I am usually prepared for anything but Im also prepared for 101 other things that never happen, its like an out of control computer in my head that just...
    Daveschoice Daveschoice 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    How do I stop thinking of the baby that was growing inside her, all the things planned. Miscarriages suck.
    chocolatemaster27 chocolatemaster27 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 2

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    Id sleep so well if there were such a thing! I need all the sleep I can get ATM
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 13

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    I'm beginning to feel like I'm at a crossroad. I work part time in a shop and part time as an artist. Well barely feel like an artist right now. This is the first time I've sat...
    Guilaxaw Guilaxaw 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Without even realizing it haha. So I babysit acouple times a weak for differnt family's. Today was not out of the ordinary I did the usual with the kids then there father came home...
    Lovelyxx93 Lovelyxx93 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    My nine all have a name. Collectively they are 'the beans' and i call them that on a daily basis. I'll tell people that I'm dropping the beans at school. Or I'm taking the beans...
    mumsnineangels mumsnineangels 36-40, F a week ago

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    Do want a slice? It is Eggplant Parmesan. Rusty, Drak. Well done by Heat from a Heartless Creature. I don't want to carry it anymore.
    HurtTornSpeechless HurtTornSpeechless 51-55, F Sep 6

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    Is there such a guy out there? Wait! I will answer my own question!No these guys exist in our fantasies only.
    MsGucciRush MsGucciRush 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't. I just live and accept what happens. Now the millions believe in things that make no sense. They live that make believe life..
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    A world of your own creation has to be better than the one you're trying to survive in!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Its thoughts. .feelings. I need to let it go .some times I feel it like I want to explode. I write it down to make me feel better .I think we all need someone to talk to with open...
    denez denez 22-25, F 19 hrs ago

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