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Why will my brain never slow down?

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Last Updated: 04/15/2022 at 6:10pm
Why will my brain never slow down?
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Top Rated Answers
zainishere
June 11th, 2016 12:32pm
When you feel yourself going into overdrive, stop everything that you are doing. Shut the electronics off, put the work aside. If needed, go to another room, or nearby quiet place. Take a few deep, slow breaths. Close your eyes. Stretch your neck, back, arms, and legs.
Anonymous
June 17th, 2016 1:09am
Because sometimes, you focus on everything at the same time. And the more you want your thoughts to stop, the more you think about them.
Nickopow
June 18th, 2016 3:11pm
We all can feel very stressed from time to time and this means that are brain can over think, one thing that really helps me is mindfullness , this helps me to relax and stay calm! Our website has a awesome section on it ; www.7cups.com/exercises/mindfulness/?showlist=1
Corpy
June 29th, 2016 6:43pm
Answering from experience, sometimes we let stress and worries take over our minds and forget to take a second to breathe. It's okay to worry, but there are many ways to relax your mind and meditate some of the stress away. We listeners are here to support you if you ever need someone to vent to and relieve some stress:)
naturelove7727
July 7th, 2016 1:43pm
My brain will never slow down because I always make it occupied with active and productive brain activities. Reading, learning a new skill/language, playing a musical instrument and writing makes my brain work at a consistent and steady speed which progressive increases as the volume of these activities increase.
Nicechatter
August 11th, 2016 7:34pm
It may caused from lots of things.Do you eat healthy ? If you don't your brain can't get enough energy to work and you may start thinking slowly.Also if you try to think lots of things at the same moment your brain will get tired ! And also if you feel anxiety or experiencing some emotions it may affect your brain too.Just take care of yourself ! That's the only thing matters
thelittlemy
August 25th, 2016 5:48pm
Your brain might be working overtime because some things just haven't had the closure that you are looking for. Try taking deep breaths and tackle one thing at a time, that might help your brain and you to relax.
briana6876786
September 2nd, 2016 2:47am
most likely because you trying to think about everything at once but you cant you can only think about something one at a time
Themasterofunlocking
September 2nd, 2016 8:11pm
Possibly because there isnt enough going on to slow things down. From experience, doing things im.passionate about goes a long way when my mind is running a mile a minute.
humminghawk
September 11th, 2016 1:28am
The brain — the mind — never really stops chattering. That's what it does! I can't tell you why (I didn't make it). But I can tell you that practicing mindfulness meditation helps to calm the mind. Check it out and give it a go! Don't be discouraged if (when) you keep losing focus. That's the point. Just keep returning to the focus. Again...again...again... Peace :-)
rainbowclouds91
September 11th, 2016 3:13am
There are so many things in this world to think about and care about that if we thought of every problem the world has, or every problem we have, then we would probably implode. But if you devote yourself to thinking of one thing at a time, you will feel your brain slow down and feel better.
CandyMandie1391
September 11th, 2016 4:34pm
It sounds like you are really active through the day. I also felt like that, but it helps to drink as much water possible and take long walks.
heythereyousmiles
September 14th, 2016 2:12pm
When your brain is under a lot of stress your vrain will speed up and feels like its racing because youre anxious .
Chantelle84
September 23rd, 2016 11:02pm
Whenever I feel like my head is racing, I do feel anxious but then I focus on my life and what is good.
2cupsofteaa
September 24th, 2016 1:19am
Because you are too perceptive of everything around you! Or that you are either too caught up in the past and/or the future.
Godlovesus
September 24th, 2016 9:59am
Try meditation, prayer, sports, travel, cooking, reading, writing and discussing problems with family.
sunnypuddles88
October 6th, 2016 6:58pm
Weel there could many different reasons, including drinking too much caffeine. Personally I have anxiety and OCD and that is why my brain never slows down, but there could be may other reasons.
FriendlyKitten
October 8th, 2016 12:01am
Our mind will naturally try to be always active as it was usefull for our remote ancestors to survive predators. It's difficult to tell our minds we are not in the wild anymore so that we don't need this overactive mind. So what we can do about it is to practice things that will help us to wind down like mindfulness. I hope I could help!
Anonymous
October 16th, 2016 8:23pm
Sometimes, our brains can find it hard to slow down when we are experiencing a lot of emotions, especially stress and anxiety.
Anonymous
October 22nd, 2016 7:36pm
When your brain never slows down, it's because you have a lot of things to think about and do. If this happens, you should try to calm yourself by breathing in and out very slowly and try not to think about anything. You should repeat this procedure lots of time until you feel better.
TheIrrationalBuddhist20
October 28th, 2016 4:10am
Maybe you're just very intelligent! If it becomes a problem, I would see a doctor. Maybe it is ADHD.
Anonymous
October 30th, 2016 12:40am
There are a lot of reasons for that - it depends on the nature of your thoughts, which could then be symptoms of an underlying mental illness. Have you seen a mental health professional about this?
Anonymous
November 17th, 2016 12:19pm
Sometimes our brains become almost hyperactive, either due to anxiety or our personalities. Try doing some mindfulness exercises or some meditation to try and calm things down up there :)
Anonymous
November 30th, 2016 9:48pm
It is your brain, your brain is thinking and constantly learning and you can't just ask it to stop. You might be able to at times slow it down by relaxing and trying not to think too much about some things, but it's your brain, it's busy controlling your organs and your body to function and then things outside the body, It's never gonna slow down.
Anonymous
January 8th, 2017 7:51am
It seems like there are a lot of things that are going on in your head right now. Sometimes, when we are anxious, we find that there are many thoughts in our head that won't seem to go away and this can be very frustrating for us, especially when we are trying to focus on our day-to-day lives (or trying to go to sleep at night!) It might help for you to acknowledge these thoughts by writing them down in a journal or a simple peace of paper. Also, I would suggest meditating and/or exercising. These two activities can help you clear your head. You may notice that you feel more relaxed/energized afterward.
Anonymous
January 15th, 2017 4:18am
When you are dealing with too many responsibilities at the same time and you are not taking time to slow down, to reflect, to plan and to organize your life then your brain continues to work overtime just trying to cope with all the unresolved issues.
Bluewolf1229
February 8th, 2017 12:34am
Sounds like Rapid Thinking which can be part of the manic side of Bipolar disorder. I would talk to a doctor to rule things out.
Anonymous
February 23rd, 2017 3:37am
Your brain may never slow down if you are introverted. Introverted people have brains that work more and use more energy. This means that there is less energy for your brain to socialize. If you're extroverted your brain doesn't use more energy and you are able to socialize more. Introverts often feel as though their brains never stop. When my brain won't stop I find reading to help my brain slow down or math (sudoku works). I would practice focusing your thoughts.
peacefulkat
April 9th, 2017 3:54am
Maybe because you're worried, stressed or nervous. You could have something on your mind that is bothering you which is why your brain cannot slow down. You're worrying about the future and what will happen to you, you could be upset about something either a relationship or someone close to you.
CalmingSunset1776
April 21st, 2017 1:10am
I sometimes have this experience when I am very excited about something or when I'm feeling impatient and want to get something done. It may be different for you. Is there something in your environment that causes you to feel overly stimulated? It's also possible that this is just how your brain works. You process things quickly and perhaps you are a quick learner.