Have you ever been sooooo tired that deep thought was a temporary enemy?

mentally drained individual - person wearing a dunce cap
United States
September 23, 2007 6:35pm CST
Have you ever been so mentally exhausted that all you want to do is mundane, idle, busy-work that involves little to no thought? That's where I am right now...on the edge of complete burnout. I'm only doing easy things right now, like surfing, checking my email, clicking necessary links, answering discussions, etc. Television is extremely tempting, though I have no clue what is even on TV on Sundays at 7:30pm, lol. What do you do when you are mentally drained?
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@Jaytech (2251)
23 Sep 07
I burned out weeks ago, not touched my online marketing, I just can't focus on anything. I'm seriously messed up with stress & anxiety & it's starting to get serious now :(
• United States
24 Sep 07
I'm so sorry, Kitty. Anything I can do to help out?
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@Jaytech (2251)
24 Sep 07
You already have more than enough on your plate dealing with your family, but thanks
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• United States
24 Sep 07
Don't tell me what to put on my plate! Smack! Kick-kick! :P
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@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
24 Sep 07
When I am mentally drained I want to get into a good book and escape for awhile.
• United States
30 Sep 07
Sounds good to me. Wish I had one handy that I haven't already read 100x. Ah, humor at 2 am, ain't it grand? Anyway, what do you read? I read King, Moore, Rice, Barker, and Koontz mostly, but I'm open to other authors as well.
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• Australia
24 Sep 07
Meditation or yoga...........try it.it truly is so helpful to relax the mind and body............ my mind goes 24/7 and I'm emotionally drained for days on end. but If i kick myself in the butt and go do some meditation or yoga......it helps iron out the pains in my mind and body...also........get a great massage...to loosen your body... drink heaps of water... and breath ALOT!!!!!!!!! listen to beautiful heart felt music.........no words............ native sounds or songs in nature..............it will help you center so much easily...bets of luck!!!
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• United States
30 Sep 07
Sounds like great advice. I've never been brave enough to try yoga, I'm not all that flexible, lol. I have tried meditation, but my mind tends to wander. Do you have any tips that will help me to stay focused? Thank you in advance.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
24 Sep 07
When I'm physically drained I go and play or stroke the cats, because this is proved to be very therapeutic and relaxing! We have four cats so there is usually one around, the youngest is the most playful and I usually give her plenty of attention. If it's really warm outside I will go outside and lie out in the sun to reenergize me!
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• United States
30 Sep 07
If there weren't so many freaks and weirdos in my neighborhood, sunning would be a great stress reliever for me. I'm so tired of being pasty and I haven't had time for tanning in over 2 years, lol. Give your cat some love for me, I'm petless until we have a bigger yard and the time needed to potty-train and just be there for the pets in general...kinda still not completely over the loss of my dog yet. Sounds great, tho, sunning I mean. Get some for me too, will ya?
@dwand09 (20)
• Brazil
24 Sep 07
I just stop, sometimes I am so mentally drained that I can't do anything , I just can't. I stop and rest, sometimes I don't even sleep for a couple hours, I just remain on a chair, resting.
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• United States
24 Sep 07
That does sound very refreshing. To do nothing. hmmm...will have to give that option some thought.
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@isaiah12 (418)
• United States
24 Sep 07
I thought that today I would go to church then come home and get some housework done and do some more writing for my new book. I haven't done too much work on it the last few weeks. I work 12 hours a day, 4 days a week as a home care provider. By the time I get home at 8:00 I don't feel like doing much. On my days off it seems I have so many errands. And then my 3 year old granddaughter wants to play with me all day when I'm home. Today was the first time I had off that I was going to be home alone. I did get afew dishes done. And I wrote a little for the book. But most of the time I just stared at the words. I just want to curl up and sleep.
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• United States
24 Sep 07
Sleep sounds good. Playing with the granddaughter sounds like fun. Mine is too little to play. Barely over 2 months old. Thank you for stopping by.
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@waynet (2650)
26 Sep 07
I am mental everyday but as for being mentally drained when this happens I stand in a corner and jibber jabber for a few hours and then have some sleep if this fails to stabilize my mental state I come on here and write, write...WRITE!!!! Just to see what I write about....blib blob blab blub......sigh! sleep it is then...zzzzzzzzzzz
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• United States
1 Oct 07
Well, I'd be outright lying if I didn't admit to being a bit on the insane side, now wouldn't I? hahahaha Braindead here lately, the profs are trying to kill me and what's left of my business! OY! Sorry it took me so long to get back to you...and sorry I haven't found anything sick enough to post on your space lately, lol.
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@waynet (2650)
1 Oct 07
It's ok, I'm busy counting laundry in my fairly new job in the hotel...so instead of counting sheep when I get back to sleep I'll be counting bed sheets and pillow cases, just to get a good nights kip... ...can't complain though I get free dinners there...so I save some cash for whatever... As for sick pics for profile pages....tee hee...I've found some great ones...just have to upload them...tee hee!!
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• United States
1 Oct 07
I'm completely wiped out today. I'm bout tempted to take a nap after dinner, which I had probably better go make before I fall asleep on this keyboard. Sheets and pillowcases sound wonderfully comfortable...more comfortable than sheep, wool itches me, lol.
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• United States
25 Sep 07
Oh absolutely I get to the point of being mentally drained. Part of it is staying up late at night. So sometimes I go on to bed, and then try to wake up early to get started working online, but it is easier for me to work late than to drag myself out of bed early. For mental exhaustion, I either sleep or exercise helps too!
• United States
30 Sep 07
You are my last friend tonight. 2am cutoff (my time) in one minute, lol. Taking your advice on the exercise and will bust out a few crunches before hitting the sheets. Always happy to hear from you, Runningman. Ciao4now, Shannon
@CarlHalling (3629)
• United Kingdom
24 Sep 07
Yes, I've known this degree of tiredness. I've known physical exhaustion so intense that the smallest tasks are too much. At those times, I do much the same as you: I surf and read things online. For me, a possible solution is music. I will buy an album I've never heard, or not in a long time. The thrill of new music can invigorate me. If not, I'm really in trouble, because for me, extreme lassitude can last for weeks, even months. Luckily, I'm not in that place right now. I have enough energy, although I could always do with more. Good luck!
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• United States
30 Sep 07
Thanks, Carl. I'm glad you're not in that place either. Been there & it stinks. I'm cutting myself off in 30 minutes and going to bed, like it or not. I've got to start sleeping more, seriously. I often do listen to music while I am on and hanging out here (and various other places). I like my playlists. Once I get bored with them, I make another. I can't burn any of it, but who needs a stereo when the pc is hooked up like a stereo (not kidding, got a subwoofer and house speakers hooked up to this baby). Matter of fact, I think I'll turn the speakers on and open my favorite playlist. Good idea, glad you brought it up, lol.
• Canada
24 Sep 07
I have been there lately lol. I try to find something to get me exicted. I take a walk or work on a hobby. Get into a fight with hubby works lol. Drives him nuts. I find something new to surf on the net. But my favorite is to grab a trashy romance and lose myself in it for awhile.
• United States
30 Sep 07
I hear ya, squabbles with the hubs get me pumping too, lol. I also like reading, but I'm out of books to read right now, and I'd hate to waste time going into town to the library only to not get the book finished in time due to homework. I'll probably be bumming another King or Moore novel from my mom soon if I get to "jonesing" for a story really bad, lol. Do you read Christopher Moore? Not really trashy romance, more like hilarious macabre, but very entertaining. I just finished the Vampire Chronicles I (Anne Rice) for the 3rd time recently. Wish I could find my copy of The Mummy (also Rice), I haven't read that in years and could probably read the whole thing on a "lazy" day, if I ever see another one of those days, that is. Welcome to myLot, vudu_queen. Pleased to make your acquaintance. Ciao4now, Shannon
• United States
24 Sep 07
I've been mentally exhausted for the past 3 or 4 months now. I've been looking for a better paying job, but i'm so busy with my other one that it just feels like i'm lost. stress & extreme anxiety has not been helping. I did go see a doctor and got some medication that helps a little.
• United States
30 Sep 07
I hope you get feeling better and that your medicine continues to help some. I ended up bumming some sleeping pills from my mom to help me out Friday night. Over-tired, over-stressed (and p.o.'ed), couldn't sleep. Thinking of seeing a doctor myself, no insurance, so I didn't want to waste 60 bucks until I knew for sure sleep medicine would help. Pretty wicked-cool avatar ya got there, Chris. Take care & keep in touch, Shannon
• United States
2 Oct 07
ohh yesss..and that has been this week alone..i have a really bad back and im in great pain all the time..and this nasty cold weather change is killing me!!! from high 80'd to 45.in a day..its just too much!! heck it cant handle it with just the coldness but to tease with warnm weather..just is mean lol..i had days i couldnt get off the couch.and days all i would do is cry myself to sleep..i just havent had any energy at all..and no cares in the world escept my beautiful son...but things are better now that i just recently last 5 days met someone..andits like my heart and brain and endorphins are taking over my body..cause the only pain i feel when hes here is when he isint here to cuddle..but today im extra tired and im goin off in a min till later on tonight..im sorry ur going threw the same thing..try meitating..thats what i do..put some soft music on and lots of candles..and at night seems to be the best for me..and just push all that negativity out..and bring in the positive..that should help ya un//take care!")
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