Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Confessions of a binge-thinker.

I recently read an article that made me realize that sometimes, I'm a "binge thinker". I can't fall asleep quickly at night because of all the thoughts in my head. I play out scenarios in my mind, and overthink the way people said certain things. It's so silly...but hey, its who I am sometimes. I've learned to embrace it, and I figured I'd laugh at myself and make a post out of what runs through my head on a weekly basis;

-I find it extremely hard to decide what to caption my Instagram photos/blog posts/etc.

-Taking a shower, and hearing a thump or creak of any kind, "I'm about to be murdered...."

-When someone knocks on the front door after the sun goes down, its definitely the guy from Strangers coming to kill us all.

-My favorite co worker goes a day without speaking to me at the office, "is she mad at me!?!".

-Once I'm in bed, I have to get back out just once more to make sure I locked the front door for the 7th time.

-If you don't use one smiley face in our entire texting conversation, there must be something wrong.

-My boss asks me to call a client to check in on paperwork. I secretly hope I never have to speak to an actual human on the phone and can just catch their voicemail instead because surely, I'll screw this up somehow.

-Speaking of phone calls, before I finally do make them, I go over the 17 different ways the conversation might go in my head.

-There's no such thing as "just falling asleep" at night.
-I try so hard to plan my future, when I know perfectly well things out of my control are going to happen.

Honestly, I've always been this way. It's pretty humorous...but then there are other times where I feel like I could care LESS about stuff. Pretty sure my brain is equal parts relaxed and psychotic all at once. It's exhausting having a brain that never stops thinking...I kid you not, I have probably 5 intricate, crazy, psycho, nonsense dreams a week, just ask my husband.

Thanks for sticking through this ridiculous and RANDOM Wednesday post... isn't that what Wednesdays are for, anyway? All the random nonsense hanging out in your brain?!
{insert adorable, random sloth to make you smile}
What about you guys; are you able to fall right asleep at night? Can you go right to bed without double checking the lock? Or am I just crazy?! ;)

25 comments:

  1. I do the same thing! I play out so many scenarios in my head before bed and usually think of all the way they could go wrong. I completely understand!

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  2. Oh hai, are we the same person? Yes. I had a debate in my head about whether or not I should close the bathroom door when I'm showering home alone. I decided yes, I should because that way it would be harder for someone to sneakily come in the bathroom and kill me because they'd have to open my loud door. Obviously.

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  3. "If you don't use one smiley face in our entire texting conversation, there must be something wrong." I just laughed out loud at work, that is SO me. I stress over that so much sometimes, it's ridiculous!! I just have to remind myself not everyone uses a smiley face in their texts like I do. My Instagram posts...yes!! I type out my caption in my notes app and then read it about 6 times then copy and paste into Instagram, only to read it another 4 times to make sure it sounds okay LOL. Matthew says he could post 5 pictures in the time it takes me to post just one. You aren't the only one on these, almost all...ALL of these describe me perfectly lol,

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  4. Oh my goodness, I'm the exact same way. Derek always tells me I way overthink things (Everything!). And when something is wrong or bothering me, it's like every small thing that I can usually just push aside then starts to bother me x100. I guess one thing cannot be wrong at a time with me haha. Makes no sense I know!

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  5. Cracking up at just how many of these I TOTALLY agree with, and do daily - too funny!

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  6. Right there with you! I pretty much am ready to conquer the world at like midnight when I SHOULD be sleeping but my mind just goes crazy! Love the Lucy gif! ;)

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  7. I love this... I am right there with you making sure the door is locked repeatedly. Also, if someone is knocking at my door and I'm not expecting someone, I make them knock like three times before considering answering it. ;)

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  8. Oh my gosh I can't believe you wrote this today! I was just talking to Dom this morning about how much I HATE making phone calls! I have to make a lot of cold calls being a distance student to find RDs who are willing to work with my on clinical assignments. I literally write out a script, practice it, and then panic for a few hours before making the call! So silly but it makes me so nervous. You are definitely not alone!

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  9. I swear, it's like you're writing my life story! hahaha. I do most, if not all of these daily. :)

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  10. I over think everything. My significant other gets so frustrated with me because I'm always asking him if he's mad.. and it usually takes me about a week to caption an instagram photo....

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  11. We are twins! I do the same things. Every single day!

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  12. I'm semi like this but Keith is totally like this. He gets very distracted easily which makes all of the above go even longer!

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  13. haha yes! I think a lot of us women are like this- can't help it!!

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  14. I didn't realize there was a term for it but girlfriend, I'm a binge thinker too! Just know, you aren't alone.

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  15. I am the EXACT same way - this post had me cracking up because I kept thinking, "Gosh, I do that, too!" Ha! "Binge-thinking" is a great title for it.

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  16. This is in so many ways me! I can't go to sleep at night because I can't shut off my mind! And of course I think about everything I am going to say to someone before actually having the conversation! lol!

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  17. I love that term "binge thinking." I'm the same way. Almost every thing on your list I thought "yep...yep..."

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  18. I love this term for what is really being a Type A worrier, which I know all too well. Haha.

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  19. I have to make a lot of phone calls for work and every time I call someone I'm crossing my fingers that it goes to voicemail. I think emailing someone should be sufficient... haha

    Your first point was my favourite - sometimes I'll end up deleting a picture I was going to 'gram just because I can't think of a clever enough title for it!

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  20. I HATE using the phone for that very reason. I talk with my hands a lot so I hate that there are no visual cues to go off of, or any way for the person to have any idea who I might be or why I might be calling. 100% of my phone calls end up being super awkward.

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  21. Oh my gosh, lol, absolutely love all of this!! I am so with you on every time someone knocks on the door or when I hear a thump and I'm home alone - I'm convinceddd it will be the end of my!!

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