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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Where is the shut off button?

 I wish there was a shut off button to my mind racing at times. I absolutely hate days like that, one thought gets triggered by something and it goes from there to here and on and on and on, in every different direction, usually in a downwards spirale. And there seems to be nothing that can stop my mind from going there, no matter how hard I try to distract myself and do other things. Spend some time sitting outside enjoying my morning coffee, watching the squirrels come up to the deck to check if I brought any treats out with me, last time I shared my GOLDEN OREOS Thinsations with them, which they were quite fond of I might say, and I was thinking about an email from a dear friend earlier this morning, and then that went then to another friend, who asked me an odd question a few weeks back, maybe odd but legit question, and my honest answer to it, and then I wonder how honest this answer was, or how deep this question really could be, I knew what she meant at that time and my answer was honest at that time too, but the longer I think about this question the deeper my thoughts go and I think about the real meaning of the question to me now and then I know my answer could have not been as simple as it was then, a simple yes or no. And then I go from thinking about the answer and what it means and all of a sudden I am back to square one and the main reason while I started to go see my friend J. again. Arrrgggghhhhh....so no matter how much I think I have learnt and acccomplished there is always something that knocks you back to your starting point...what a waste of time. I really need to find something to do with myself today to get out of this "funk".

7 comments:

AJ-OAKS said...

Ah, the mind never shutting down. I am too familiar with that and like you, it drives me crazy. I wake up in the middle of the night with my mind going a hundred mile and hour! Ugh!!! If you find the shut off button, will you please let us know! :)

Louise said...

Yup, happens to me too. Round and round in circles the mind goes, and I don't have to worry about where it stops, because it never does. And, almost worse is that the disrupted night's sleep messes up your sleep pattern for days after. Ugggg, I agree with AJ-OAKS, if you find that button, let us know.

Sharon said...

melatonin
xanax
booze
baking frenzy

Not at the same time....

Pumpkin said...

Our minds NEVER shut down. That's why I've gone with acupuncture. It's a 1/2 hour every week that I can just tune out of the world :o)

Tina said...

Cindy and Louise- sorry haven't found the button yet...keep running in circles so, wonder why it doesn't really get tired lol.
Sharon- you are too funny....
Pumpkin- sounds like torture to me, sticking needles in you. Reminds me of an episode of Family Guy, where the dog goes to have acupuncture done and looks on the shelf where the needles are and they are right beside the poisonous point needles...scared the heck out of him.

polly's path said...

yes, I know the kind of day you are talking about. Hopefully by the time I read this all is well.
But, I am with Sharon. I good glass of wine might slow things down a bit. Or a good book. A movie maybe?
If all else fails, my drug of choice is chocolate, lots of it.

Tina said...

Polly-Been down the chocolate path one too many times lol....not a good thing for me....