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stkitt
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   Posted 3/19/2009 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning Family

When trying to enjoy something you love, like playing with your kids or watching a movie, it’s easy to let your mind wander to the worries and responsibilities of everyday life.
 
Today's Question: 
 
Does Your Mind Wander?
 

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Hibee
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   Posted 3/19/2009 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes my mind does wander and I find it hard to concentrate on things as I always seem to have some sort of worry going on in my head. Once I learn to keep these worries at bay I think I will see a big improvement in my GAD.

Raniah
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   Posted 3/19/2009 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   

Yes, absolutely.  I had that problem last evening.  I shared a meal with a friend, and although it was enjoyable, I kept trying to fight off all the worry of my ever-growing 'to do' list and sleep problems, etc....and then of course I was frustrated and angry with myself for allowing it to interfere with what should have been an hour or two of relief from the daily grind.  My therapist has tried to help me to 'compartmentalize' these bad feelings and worries, and I can see it will take a lot of practice.  I feel like I have to be vigilant about this throughout every day, and catch myself when it happens and flip the switch if at all possible.  It's a struggle.  sad

This morning I am doing things in stages.....tackle a few things on my list, come back here for a bit and read/post....go back to the 'to-dos'.....trying to keep moving forward and not let those demons get a hold on me.  And breathe....I keep having to remind myself to breathe!


ad1
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   Posted 3/19/2009 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, constantly. I watch a lot of movies and I often find myself missing small chunks of them purely because my mind wanders, I dont even realise I'm doing it! I had to go see the dark knight twice because I just wasnt concentrating properly the first time and I enjoyed it much more the second time through because I made sure I was focused!

Treester
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   Posted 3/19/2009 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
My mind wanders all.the.time. I joke that it's because playing preschool games is mind-numbing, but the truth is, I just can't make it stop.

Even now, with the baby sporadically sleeping through the night, I'm still up fretting about everything, about nothing, you know the drill, instead of sleeping.

AuroraRavencrow
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   Posted 3/19/2009 11:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes my mind does wander all the time. I will be talking to someone and they think that I'm not paying attention because I'm not looking at them but the truth is...I hear every word they are saying it's just that I'm thinking of other things at the same time. People ask me all the time, "Did you hear what I said?" I always answer yes I heard what you said. So, my answer to this question of the day is....yes my mind definately does wander all the time. Lol!
AuroraRavencrow
 
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shedontwearsocks
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   Posted 3/19/2009 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, looks like we are all in the same boat on this one. My mind wanders CONSTANTLY. So much so, I find it difficult to listen to what others are saying b/c I am constantly engaged in self-dialogue. Movies, music, even books are impossible for me to concentrate on for long periods w/o some stray thought entering my mind and taking over.

dixibella
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   Posted 3/19/2009 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
When I do anything relaxing my mind tends to kick into worry mode, even for fun things like getting a massage, my mind is just constantly looking for something to prevent me from relaxing. Oddly enough reading (which should be relaxing but if I'm really into a book I just get tense... the Twilight series was torture!) is the opposite. Actually come to think about it doing anything that makes me tense/focused tends to make me forget all my roving thoughts. When I ride I am so focused on me and my horse that I completely forget all my other anxiousness. Free time is dangerous. Not that I have much these days but that's probably a good thing anxiety wise! 

Nanners
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   Posted 3/19/2009 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had that happen when I drive!!! Eek!! I will be going down the road and the next thing I know I am way down the road and not even realized it had happened. Not a good thing!
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/19/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes it does all the time and
I should know better by
'now I think

LYN
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ocean1
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   Posted 3/19/2009 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep all the time.  I should know how to tune it out and focus by now, especially with the CBT, but this is something I work on every day.

Diane
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Green Grove
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   Posted 3/19/2009 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Lol, yes my mind wanders all of the time. I'll go to a room to get something and just stand there all crazy looking :)
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/19/2009 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   
NO worries there Bro
I do the dang same thing constantly
Sometimes I dont even have to leave the bleeding room
ROFLMBO
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/19/2009 1:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Dianne
I take Trazadone at night with Hotmilk and for ME
It does help with the "stinking thinking"
I dont sleep enough as it is so getting some sure does help out

Be well hun
'Luvs
LYN
 DX: Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,
Fibro & Other DD

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                               Moderator@Alzheimer's..
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                            Keep The Fight Going..Or YOu Will Lose
               Look For The GOOD, Even At Your Lowest
  We Have Anxiety and Panic...................Anxiety and Panic DO NOT Have us         
   
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stkitt
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   Posted 3/19/2009 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   

Oh my what was I going to say..............oh yeah, my mind wanders too. It also likes to kick into the obsessive mode and then it is all over the place. The stinkin thinkin starts circling the ole mind and that is when I have to really pull back to staying in the moment.

Kitt confused


Julie1014
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   Posted 3/19/2009 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Green Grove said...
Lol, yes my mind wanders all of the time. I'll go to a room to get something and just stand there all crazy looking :)

Sam, I couldn't have said it better myself, lol! smilewinkgrin
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