I Think Therefore I Am.......... And If That's The Case.......

then I am sooooooo much that I can't stand it since all I do is think.  I'm addicted to thinking and thinking about thinking.  Ugh!!!!!!!!!  I wish there was an off switch.

I think more than I do, I contemplate myself into a coma and rationalize myself to death.  I over analyze, over think, over rationalize.  I think about every angle and every possibility even before such possibilities exist and I just drive myself insane.

Anyone else have this problem?  Misery loves company you know.
lightpainter lightpainter 56-60, M 4 Responses Mar 29, 2011

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i wish there was an off switch too. sometimes i have so many thoughts rolling around in my head that i have trouble getting to sleep.

and you told me that i overanalyse stuff!!!!!

pots, kettles and the colour black spring to mind.

on a more serious note, i agree with Invisible2unow, but would add that finding activities that include others in a real-world environment would definitely help your situation methinks.

Activities that include...."others?" No, that's what I'm trying to avoid. Besides, I have my activities. I'm a visual artist. I have a studio. I have very expensive equipment that's gathering dust because I can't afford to use the stuff. That's my real world environment and I miss it. I have no desire for group activities, I did all that in day camp when I was 10. Now I need alone time to executive my ideas before I'm either 90 or dead.

And you want to know what I do at night after my wife passes out and I sit lonely and frustrated? I go into my studio, have a few shots of something and stare at my latest project that I can't afford to shoot and have myself a good cry.

Hi Lightpainter,

You are going to have to find SEVERAL distractions, and stay active, busy work, occupied! Whether it's hobbies, or exercise, things you can do to distract your mind.

Maybe you should try journaling? Some times writing out your thoughts has a way of clearing them from your mind and possibly resolving them.

Good Luck!

Please see above your comment. All my problems right now have to do with money. I have enough ideas, projects and things to stay busy until I'm 101 years old.

That is me. I sleep very late everyday. Even if I am extremely tired, it is very tough to go to sleep. As soon as I go to bed, I will start thinking about one particular situation and just keep my mind busy with that. Its like an impossible situation.....