My Overactive Mind

Wow, I nearly forgot about this. Just like I forgot about the last one. (Excluding the Sunday Snippet.) And I’m just going to make this on time.


My mind has been traveling down a lot of different paths as of late, and I’m finding myself almost wanting to scream and shout. Have you ever had that feeling where your brain is just being pulling in too many directions at once? Like a massive game of tug-a-war in your head? Or that you have too many tabs open in your mind all going at once like a internet browser?

That’s pretty much how I’ve felt this past week or so.

And the thing is: I’m not even sure what I’m thinking of half the time. There’s so many different thoughts whizzing through my mind that I can’t even focus long enough to determine what they are. It’s like a race track in my mind lately. Lap, after lap, after lap, after lap…

My head is spinning trying to keep up with it. I’m making myself dizzy just thinking about trying to follow the thought’s craziness.

Which brings me to my point of this blog:

How many of you out there journal? And by journal I mean just write to get your thoughts out of your head and down on paper so they stop driving a racecar in your mind. Do you keep a separate notebook or some other private journal where you just write your heart out in? Like a diary, only with a less provocative and secretive name.

I will admit that I do. Though it’s just a plain composition notebook.

There’s times where if I don’t write something out, I feel like I’ll go crazy. (Even though I say sanity is overrated anyways. No, I am not crazy. Well… *pleads the 5th*) Or other times, where I feel so lost and confused, those multiple tabs in my head pulling me every which way, that unless I get something down, I can’t see anything straight. More than half the time it ends up being me rambling on to clear my head. But, hey, if it works, it works in my opinion.

At some times, I wish my brain had an ‘off’ switch. That is seriously something my brain needs, desperately. But unfortunately, no such things has been created or discovered.


When that becomes a thing I need to get myself one. My mind is like the energizer bunny. Just keeps going, and going, and going, and going, and… You get the point.

So, if you journal, what do you use? A regular spiral or composition notebook? A sort of diary or pretty journal? A Word doc? Or maybe even 750 words? (Which is a really awesome site for just getting your thoughts organized. Though I’ve never used it myself, I’ve heard great things about it. I prefer pen and paper for journaling. Why? I don’t know, I just do. Maybe it’s for the same reason I prefer a real book over an eBook.)

With that said and off my to do list (which is growing by the minute), I think I’m off to journal myself. Too many thoughts racing up there once more.