Master Your ADHD

Quiet down the rats in your brain

Nov 08, 2021

When you are in the flood of rumination know that your brain is taking over and leading charge. It takes over in the most negative way with lots of negative self-talk, see poem below. Know that you are going through this because your brain needs guidance to refocus or that it is just exhausted and needs a break. Be kind to yourself, somethings to do:


Recognize your brain is in entertainment mode for its self and wants to be negative.
Be playful with it, walk over to a mirror and ask yourself, How true is what I am thinking right now? How is this benefiting me today?

Change the channel of your brain
Time yourself for a few min and have at it, bitch away, and let it all out but when the timer goes off you stop.


Brain rats! I’ve got brain rats!

A pestilential plight upon my mind!
Brain rats are the wicked thoughts that prove my every flaw.
And every hopeful notion gives them something new to gnaw.
I hear them chewing in the night, and on and off all day.
They’ve really got my number. Aw, the awful stuff they say!
Brain rats! I’ve got brain rats!
A pestilential plight upon my mind!
My mother says she loves me, but no doubt she’s telling lies.
And friends are all just enemies in ingenious disguise.
There’s no one to be trusted, and that’s including me.
The best approach to human beings is fierce misanthropy.
Brain rats! I’ve got brain rats!
A pestilential plight upon my mind!
I need a lot more money than I’ll ever live to earn.
And late at night, I count my debts as I fret and toss and turn.
I’m one step from the poor house. I can’t make it on my own.
I’ll be just like that match girl, dying cold and all alone.
Brain rats! I’ve got brain rats!
A pestilential plight upon my mind!
They torture with such cunning, like little Marquis de Sade.
They wreak unstinting havoc beneath my cool façade.
They tell me I’m worse than everyone; my problems can’t be solved,
And I’m the piece of crap around which this whole world revolves.
Brain rats! I’ve got brain rats!
A pestilential plight upon my mind!
Barbara McAfee, While You’re Alive, album. 2006.

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