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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Blocked Thought

      I often struggle with losing my train of thought or not being able to complete a paper because I can not seem to think of anything else to write. When i lose my train of thought in the middle of speaking with others I generally wait and struggle to remember what I was going to say. I start by going back through what all was said in the conversation and attempt to remember where my place in the conversation was going. Often times I am able to regain my train of thought. There are also other instances when specific words can not formulate in my mind. These instances are harder to recover from. When it comes to whole ideas being blocked when I am on my own I generally "give up". I walk away from whatever I am working on and focus on other aspects. I have come to realize that these blocks generally happened when I have been to focused on or stressed about one thing. So, to me, these blocks are my minds way of reminding me that I have other worries and responsibilities. It is also my minds way of making me take a break and relieve some of my stress. I actually have not had one of these types of blocks in quiet some time. I have begun to switch between tasks and time my day in a more balanced manner. I no longer spend hours on any one aspect of learning. I switch between homework, work, adult responsibilities, and down time. I am generally always doing something, but I am never doing one thing very long. (H1)

4 comments:

  1. I swear I suffer from short term memory loss, especially when I am stressed. So, I relate to this 100%. When I try jumping from one task to another, I usually loose concentration and forget what I was trying to do or say.

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  2. These blocks for me come when I just stress about something too much or too many things at the same time. With how busy our society is it is not hard to encounter this stress and bring these blocks onto ourselves

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  3. (H3) Fun fact, it has been proven that when you go through doorways you lose your train of thought because you associate the thought with that room and when you leave the room, you essentially leave the thought. So basically, if you pace when you are thinking, probably best to stay within a room.

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  4. This happens to me endlessly and I wish it was so simple to just walk away. When I try to go focus on something else I end up panicking about the thing I'm not currently doing and stressing out even more than I was originally. It's an endless little loop.

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