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How to Shut Off the Overly Busy Mind

When you try to write, do you find that your mind races -- jumps from thought to thought and you just can't seem to settle down and write productively? Well, you're certainly not alone -- my mind simply won't rest. Our wonderful Writing Club Coach, Rene , has some great ideas for those of us who have an overly busy mind. I think you'll enjoy her tips for how to regain your focus and be more productive with your writing. Enjoy! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ How to Shut off the Overly Busy Mind by Rene Hadjigeorgalis, Academic Writing Club Coach ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Have you ever been in a situation where you just could not shut your brain off? This is our tendency to not let it go mentally and to insist on analyzing and re-analyzing something until we have done it to death. The busy mind is not a good thing. Continuously and obsessively thinking about something to no end doesn't get us our solution. Just like our body, our brain needs rest to funct