Friday, November 30, 2012



    Do you lie awake at night thinking about things?  I know I do.  I just can't seem to shut my brain off and go to sleep.  I don't think about one thing and move on to the next, but instead I get caught in a repetitive loop. I think about things I plan to do the next day or how I want to approach something.  I often think of Howard Hughes in his obsessive repetitive thoughts and going crazy.  Now I'm thinking about overthinking.. aghhh.
    What are you thinking about?  Phillipians 4;8  ''Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.''  Thinking about what might have been, if?'s a waste of time.  We are to learn from the past, be and live in the present and prepare for the future.
    Overthinking is probably a control issue.  Wanting to do things right and with a plan in mind.  That's okay to a point but intentions mean nothing if not put into action.  Some thoughts need to be slept on tho to keep you from putting it into action.


  1. Repetitive loop thinking must be hereitary, that's what I do, and it drives me crazy. Someone said that only blondes and crazy people do the same thing over and over expecting different results, I am not blonde. Dad

  2. I don't think I am an overthinker--sometimes I don't think enough about things--I just want to come up with a way to get it done and get r done! Mom

  3. Well, I don't think I'm crazy, because it is said that crazy people don't think they are crazy. And I think I'm crazy. Now, is that over-thinking or circular thinking? I must be crazy! And I SING myself crazy. I pick up on a hymn usually, and sing it for weeks on end. I wake up singing it! Drives me crazy!

  4. Well, I AM far as y'all know anyway, so I must have a legitimate excuse for things to go on and on and on in my head!! Years ago, a fellow Christian and hometeam member shared that when she woke up at night....unable to sleep....she felt it was the Holy Spirit prompting her to pray. I have remembered that all these years and always think the same thing when I awaken. I immediately start praying (again) for those on my prayer list. However, often I am off on another "Twylia's world thought" and get off my prayer track....then I realize it and go back to my praying. I know God understands us blondes and forgives our "loopiness"! And I do the same thing as Gloria with songs, too, although I can't sing them nearly as well as she does. One verse can last me for days. AND, you don't want to be around me when I can't remember the name of something or someone, because I will drive you crazy trying to come up with it. Talk about one even CARES about that stuff but me. Okay....I think I have overthought this post....later you, T.

  5. Unwelcome thoughts always come knocking at my door around 3 in the morning. I heard someone say that Philippians is the mental health book of the Bible. I need to go back to that verse and practice it, especially in the first days of Dec when my to-do list grows rapidly.