Where’s the Off Switch?

Sometimes my brain has thoughts faster than I can process them. So many ideas, concerns, memories and randomness  come flooding up all at the same time. The flood of brainwaves washes away my ability to make sense of them all. It’s actually happening right now, this very second, so I’m trying to make sense of it while typing. A perfect example, now I’m thinking about my typing proficiency and grammar in addition to everything else. Oh well, what’s a few more, right?

On top of the brain activity, add a dash of emotion and a pinch of tiredness (from lack of sleep due to this very same problem last night) and I’ve concocted the best recipe for confused restlessness. If only I had an on/off switch for my brain. Like a TV remote that I could use to choose just one channel of thought. Spend half an hour thinking about one idea as if it were a sitcom, then simply click over to the next channel for a new show. Unfortunately, I have no magic remote.

Sometimes going for a run or doing a hard workout at the gym helps me regain my focus, but today brain kicked brawn’s butt. Meditation…not working. Squeezing my little red stress ball…not working. Reading a book…I couldn’t even focus enough to finish a paragraph and remember what I had just read.

It’s like my mind has become a computer and it’s frozen. How do I press CTRL+ALT+DEL on my brain?


2 thoughts on “Where’s the Off Switch?

  1. Blogging helped a little bit on this particular instance. Overall, blogging has been a wonderful experience. I’d like to write more…maybe that will be one of my new year’s resolutions…to post more often.

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