Dear Brain Please Stop Overthinking

Dear brain please stop overthinking
@josie_ (7409)
Philippines
June 2, 2017 6:39am CST
"Writers are too neurotic to ever be happy." Just enjoy the moment, be grateful, be positive, be happy, keep an open mind...and sometimes allow yourself to be weird. (great advice for living sans the "weird" part) In my last post I wrote about my disenchantment of not being able to write as prolifically as other mylot members. This has cause me to despair and "go off the deep end" But after further consideration I decided to reverse my attitude towards this writing handicap I believe I'm back to my happy normal neurotic self. (kidding...it never left) "I'm not crazy, just creatively insane!" Image by Pixabay
'Pull a rabbit out of a hat'_This figure of speech means to produce something seemingly out of nowhere. I'm not a prolific writer unlike other mylot members...
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@LadyDuck (170756)
• Switzerland
2 Jun 17
I would love to have a switch and to be able to turn off my brain when it's time to sleep. I have plenty of ideas during the night and I usually forget about them in the morning.
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@josie_ (7409)
• Philippines
2 Jun 17
@LadyDuck _In my case I would like to turn it on when I'm in mylot.
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@LadyDuck (170756)
• Switzerland
2 Jun 17
@josie_ That would be a good thing, my brain seems more active during night than during day.
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@HazySue (22553)
• United States
2 Jun 17
Sometimes the brain is running away with me and sometimes it is stopping along the way to smell the roses. I am of the belief that to write you might just have to be a little neurotic.
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@josie_ (7409)
• Philippines
2 Jun 17
@HazySue _ Neurosis is to writing what caffeine is to coffee. They both act as a stimulant.
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@HazySue (22553)
• United States
2 Jun 17
@josie_ that's probably why I combine the writing and the coffee,
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@ridingbet (57740)
• Philippines
3 Jun 17
my brain cells are somewhat getting stagnated now that i am on standby mode, but learning new knowledge here makes the screws getting oiled and moving forward.
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@josie_ (7409)
• Philippines
3 Jun 17
@ridingbet _I have "maluwag turnilyo"(loose screws) even before I join mylot.
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@ridingbet (57740)
• Philippines
4 Jun 17
@josie_ hmmm, really? maybe your screws were so tight in bubblews, then they got rusty; ergo, they are loose now. heheh!
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@josie_ (7409)
• Philippines
4 Jun 17
@ridingbet _I had some leftover Singer sewing machine oil which I apply to the "turnilyo"
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@DianneN (82202)
• United States
4 Jun 17
I don't consider myself a writer at all, but am neurotic. LOL!
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@josie_ (7409)
• Philippines
4 Jun 17
@DianneN _As long as our husbands find it OK then there's no problem.
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@DianneN (82202)
• United States
4 Jun 17
@josie_ No problem here. You?
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@josie_ (7409)
• Philippines
4 Jun 17
@DianneN _The only thing my husband dislike about my neurotic tendency is when I want to play Jane and him Tarzan swinging from tree vines. Unfortunately we don't have a chandelier inside our home. kidding. None here too.
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@marlina (76618)
• Canada
2 Jun 17
My brain lately has been the opposite: it is greatly underworking and it is making me worried about Alzeimer's.
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@josie_ (7409)
• Philippines
2 Jun 17
@marlina _Have you consulted medical experts? I hope your worries will turn out to be unfounded.
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@marlina (76618)
• Canada
2 Jun 17
@josie_ No, not seen a doc about this yet. But next time I see my regular doc I will mention my worries.
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@luispas (1707)
• Venezuela
2 Jun 17
I think that the most important thing to remember when we do anything, it's to do it by and for ourselves first, so those mean comments cannot affect us so much. Whenever I write something, it comes from my heart and mind, I never regret something (well, sometimes I see some things I wrote and say: OMG I was so stupid haha) but you get my point I hope
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@josie_ (7409)
• Philippines
2 Jun 17
@luispas _We want our writings to be read and appreciated although it is inevitable to receive criticism occasionally. Whether this discourage or challenge us to improve would depend on what value we put on our writings. A thick skin and a sense of detachment helps.
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@luispas (1707)
• Venezuela
2 Jun 17
@josie_ That's right, those comments can hurt us because we put effort and for us our writings are important. I need a super thick skin hahaha
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@simplfred (4514)
• Philippines
23 May
The title captivated me. Ha ha, the question is for my brain also.
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@josie_ (7409)
• Philippines
23 May
Although this post was written some time ago. I remain the happy neurotic
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• United States
7 Jun 17
bless yer heart 'n thanks fer the giggle. i lost my 'oomph' fer not jest dribblin' here, but also readin' others. jest'd too much'n my mind, too many tasks to tend. great to see ya get'cher mojo back 'n hopefully no rabbits were injured ;)
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@josie_ (7409)
• Philippines
7 Jun 17
@crazyhorseladycx _Happy to provide you a moment of respite from your troubles.
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@theBlock (2696)
• United States
3 Jun 17
@josie_ Hey, you're my kinda people!
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@josie_ (7409)
• Philippines
3 Jun 17
@theBlock _I knew there was something familiar reading your discussions.
@Corbin5 (113057)
• United States
2 Jun 17
Glad you are back to normal now. "Creatively insane" sounds like a good state of being!
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@josie_ (7409)
• Philippines
2 Jun 17
@Corbin5 _Unfortunately for the people around me, it's not the creativity that bothers them but the insanity.
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@prashu228 (25589)
• India
2 Jun 17
I am not a writer, but that doesn't stop me from writing here
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@josie_ (7409)
• Philippines
2 Jun 17
@prashu228 _Then you are safe from being infected with writer's neurosis.
@shivamani10 (11200)
• Hyderabad, India
2 Jun 17
A writer will always be living in his own realm of thought. His observation will be deep and meticulous. So this will automatically have some effect on his brain. He stitches each and every word at appropriate place and gives a beautiful expression to his emotions. I do like that. We can not call it neurotic self.
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@josie_ (7409)
• Philippines
2 Jun 17
@shivamani10 _You write beautifully and capture the essence of what writing is all about. I don't mind being called neurotic. After 25 years of marriage to one man, some neurotic tendency is inevitable.
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@m_audrey6788 (13661)
• Philippines
2 Jun 17
Oh I am so lucky that I am not a writer because the one who will be reading it might be the one who gets insane
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@josie_ (7409)
• Philippines
2 Jun 17
@m_audrey6788 _I hope you don't get infected by my "weirdness" after reading this post.