We all do it. Over think things.

We wonder why we are here on this planet. Where do humans get the urge to hurt other humans. Why isn’t there an easy way to lose weight while eating chocolate. If an ambulance is on its way to save someone, and it runs someone over, does it stop to help them? If there’s a speed of sound and a speed of light, is there a speed of smell? I wonder what the true purpose of eyebrows are?

And it’s normal. To think. About weird shit.



It’s like our brains switch into action, just as we are super exhausted and ready for a blissful night’s sleep.

BRAIN: “Oh no, sorry lady. We got some serious shit to think about now. Some of it’s important, but most of it’s really out of our control and dumb – but I am still going to make you worry about it.”

It happens to me almost every night.

I jump into bed, all very excited, because I get to relax and read my book. Then turn off my light ready for a perfect nights sleep (give or take a couple of wakings because of the child). But this plan always goes a bit off course.

My brain starts to do stupid shit. It starts thinking and worrying and worrying some more.

9:06pm – Good night world.

9:07pm – Shit. I forgot to close the back door.

9:10 pm – Good night world.

9:11pm – *slurps from water bottle*

9:12pm – Shut up world and good night.

9:20pm – Shit. I forgot to text Mum back. Oh well, I will do it in the morning.

9:22pm – *texts Mum back*

9:25pm – I better contact that guy tomorrow about the delivery of the bed.

9:26pm – Why the hell isn’t it here yet anyway? They promised delivery in 2 weeks.

9:30pm – Arsehole company.

9:31pm – *slurps from water bottle*

9:40pm – That book I just finished was really good. I will have to get another one from the library.

9:41pm – I will go to the library tomorrow.

9:42pm – I wish the library was closer so I could walk there. I really need to exercise.

9:43pm – The library sucks. It can wait.

9:45pm – *slurps from water bottle*

9:46pm – Shit. I need to go to the toilet.

9:48pm – *slurps from water bottle*

9:49pm – I really have to get my water drinking under control.

9:50pm – I wonder if you can drown from too much water drinking?

9:51pm – It’s funny how the world is mostly made up of water.

9:52pm – Not funny ha-ha, but just funny strange.

9:53pm – SHUT UP BRAIN! I really need to go to sleep.

9:54pm РIf I go to sleep right now, I will have 7 and 36 minutes  before I need to wake again.

9:57pm – Now I will have 7 hours and 33 minutes of sleep time.

10:00pm – Now, 7 hours and 30 minutes.


10:05pm – *husband comes to bed*

10:06pm – Him: ‘Night. Me: ‘Night.

10:08pm – *snoring his head off*

10:09pm – *me, still bloody thinking*

10:10pm – How can he go to sleep so easily? I wish I could. Maybe I need to work more.

10:11pm – I wish he would shut up with his snoring. I can’t sleep!

10:12pm – He is lovely though. He works so hard. I love him.

10:13pm – AARRRGGGHH! SHUTUP WITH THE SNORING ALREADY! *pushes husband in back*

1:20am – Oh yay! I got some sleep. Now, go back to sleep before you start thinking again.

1:28am – *wide awake* CRAP.

1:30am – I wonder what me and the kiddo should do tomorrow. Maybe that trampoline place?

1:31am – Kids have so many cool things to do these days. I didn’t when I was young.

1:32am – No. Stuff it. We won’t go to that trampoline place. We will go to the park.

1:33am – But I hate the park. It’s shit. Trampoline place it is then.

1:34am – *slurps from water bottle*

1:35am – Man! I need to go to the toilet again. Maybe I have a problem?

1:37am – I wonder if I should go to the doctor about it – My water problem?

1:38am – Okay, shoosh and go to sleep.

1:39am – *crickets chirping*

1:40am – I wonder where crickets go during the day?

4:10am – Eeekk. I just had the worst dream. About crickets.

4:11am – Why are my dreams always weird?

4:12am – Maybe there is something wrong with me?

4:13am – I should really look into that dream problem thing.

4:14am – *slurps from water bottle*

4:15am – And my water problem too.

4:16am – Okay, sleep time. I only have a little bit to go before I have to face another day.

5:37am – *three year old races in and jumps on bed*

5:38am – I’m so tired. *starts falling asleep*

And the vicious circle continues. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. For the rest of my life.

Even my husband thinks I have a water drinking problem. I wonder if they have meetings for water alcoholics? I will think about that tonight, when I am supposed to be sleeping.

Sound familiar? Always with the thinking at night time?

If you have trouble sleeping because your stupid brain likes to think random shit at night, please let me know in comments section below.

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  • This is definitely me! My partner has insomnia so I have been importing melatonin off iHerb and it is an absolute godsend! 2 tablets has him snoring in 3 minutes flat and allows me to get to sleep without the constant worrying or getting up to work on uni work because he is snoring lol. Super effective


  • I do most of my thinking at night hence why it takes me forever to get to sleep. My partner says in the morning that i was talking alot in my sleep so obviously im thinking while im sleeping too


  • The curse of brain function at night was written by someone who lives in my head. That was so me its ridiculous. Especially when it comes to the husband. Why is it that the person who snores falls asleep first so you have no chance of nodding off!!


  • Cracked me up, can’t stop laughing. I LOVE the picture of the potato during the day and Einstein stuff at night – SO TRUE!!!


  • All the time :(


  • sooooo guilty of this unfortunately!


  • Yes, I can totally relate to this. My mind goes into overdrive as soon as my head hits the pillow. It drives me insane


  • I have trouble sleeping too. However some of mine may be caused by medication I have to take for a serious neurological condition (not mental health). It is one of the known side effects but works in the most important way.
    I sometimes listen to my radio. I often leave it on overnight. Sometimes I try reading a book for awhile. The brightness of the light encourages me to close my eyes. It is quite common for me to drop the book. Occasionally it lands on the floor.


  • I used to be like this when I was at work. Now that I am on maternity leave, in between newborn and toddler craziness I fall straight to sleep…


  • l have a busy day so come bed time l sleep!


  • Not all the time but it happens to me also regularly. It helps me to make sure I talk about the things on my mind during the day and when I’m continuously braining at night it help me to pray :)


  • Sometimes this happens to me. It’s very frustrating. Once I realise what I’m doing, I try and focus on my breathing, that usually works


  • I’m constantly over thinking and going through random stuff in my head. Instead of counting sheeps I go over everything I need to do the following day, over and over again.


  • I tend to stay up really late, but once my head hits the pillow, I’m out like a log.


  • You could. Try not taking a Water bottle to bed.


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