I think too much.

I know, big surprise. I do though. I think way too fuckin’ much. Apparently, I’m an OVERthinker. It’s a thing I’m told.

If you’ve been following along on this wild and wooly ride that is the Tick Tock Series, then you know that sometimes my brain goes into overdrive and it keeps me from sleep, gives me headaches, and drives me to drink.

Thankfully, I’ve been able to slow that baby down over the last year, but there are times when  it likes to ramp up again, like this morning, for instance. It’s 1:41am, and I’m not still up, I’m up. That is to say, that I went to bed much earlier–around 9pm–but thanks to the rat shit and rice in my Balrog Blender Brain, I had to get up for a bit. Maybe I’ll go back to bed in a few minutes, if I can put this post together quickly.

I just want to say a few words about a friend of mine, from Anchor, who is also an overthinker, and who runs this amazing little blog about the topic of overthinking, stress, and anxiety, called The Beautiful Voyager. Her name is Meredith Arthur, and she is the guest on this week’s Second Breakfast with Steve Bivans, which goes live tomorrow.

She began her blog recently, because she was looking for ways to manage her brainspin, and wondered how many others were out there struggling through the same issues. What she’s discovered is that there are a shit-ton of us; we are not alone, drifting at sea.

To illustrate this, and bring some light to that fact, she created the following interactive map: her Lighthouse Map for Overthinkers, or as I’m gonna call it, Shining Lights in a Sea of Overthinking.

You can check out the map, below. It’s really fuckin’ cool, and you’ll find yours truly, in St. Paul, MN…the Bag End Lighthouse! Just keep zooming in until you see it.

Are you an overthinker, too?

If so, then go visit Meredith’s site, and fill in the form under the map, and you can get your OWN Lighthouse!

Then make sure to tune in tomorrow, for Second Breakfast, Screen Shot 2016-05-19 at 1.53.15 AMto see my interview with Meredith about stress, ovethinking, anxiety, Fear (my favorite topic these days), as well as the social roots of stress, advertising, keeping up with the Joneses, and much more. It really was a great conversation.


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