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thread3/ numb, cant sleep, hyper ive been feeling numb fo

thread3/ numb, cant sleep, hyper

ive been feeling numb for the last few weeks. there's something i need to talk about, but i always forget when i start. i'm off my meds and i can't sleep. my brains goes thru 1000s of thoughts a day, makes me feel like its a monkey or somethin and i have to babysit it, you know? its 12 rn and i know im not going to sleep tonight. i hate having the same empty thoughts everyday to cover up what im really feeling. im not myself.

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[206485]
Oct 4

your brain is a monkey. not just yours. there is a metaphor used by Buddhists, 'monkey mind', which is the way mind normally functions. but no one said you have to baby sit it. let it go on its way

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[7980]
Oct 19

Hello Norse The monkey mind takes charge when you get stressed. The monkey mind can be dangerous too because it is trying to take a banana out of a coconut shell. The monkey's hand gets TRAPPED inside the coconut shell. Monkey does not get the banana either.
Monkey mind is OCD- obsessive compulsive disorder. This recreates the stress patterns.

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[106025]
Oct 19

I'm trying to sleep with less medication. Because I think I am gaining weight from my medication. I understand that desire to shut down the thoughts. Sometimes listening to relaxing music with a slower beat helps. Or just watching nature videos like a slow ocean wave can help. I thought for sure i would have fallen asleep immediately tonight because of fatigue but it is not working.

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