My Brain Takes Its Job Too Seriously

My God!  Do I ever think too much.  I should really train my brain to just shut up and let it all alone, to just let life happen to me instead of thinking I have to rope and wrestle with it all the time.  I'm someone who feels anxious about controlling my environment and events around me, therefore the swirl of handling the next thing on my mental list never ends.  I'd worry if I ran out of things to worry about.  I feel uncomfortable and guilty when I just watch T.V. for all the things I think I should be doing instead.
UnderEli UnderEli
46-50, M
5 Responses Aug 4, 2010

I had this problem for a while. The solution I finally came up with -- and I'm not saying this will work for everyone, only that it did for me for quite a while -- was to sleep with either the radio or T.V. on. My ears would tune in just enough to keep me focussed on something else besides my own thoughts, until my body just relaxed and I dozed off. The irony is that for years and years I was super-sensitive to any noise while trying to sleep. I guess one trains her or himself to do what is necessary to calm down at night.

I'm the same way! My brain is constantly thinking and has turned me into an insomniac. I feel like when I try and get some rest that's when my brain is the most active because I don't have something to stimulate it. So, it just keeps going thinking about what I need to do, what I should have done, and other such scenarios. Sometimes I just wish there was a power switch on my brain, so I can just turn it off....but just long enough to sleep peacefully.

Thanks for all of your comments so far. It sounds like there are methods out there to help us over-thinkers to calm down. Perhaps we simply have to seek them out, and persevere with it?

Wow. I thought I was th only one who did this. I also have trouble completing projects because I think I need to be doing something more important. Nothng I do seems as important as what I think I should be doing, and I never know what that is. Geez.

You should read the book called "Power of Now". You should say a prayer. If you need one that is suitable to you I can suggest one. Regards,