What Do You Do When You Have Brain Noise?

If you sometimes worry that your mind is making so much noise that you can hardly hear yourself think, then just remember than calming down the mind is one of the hardest jobs that we have to do and that everyone is touched by this issue in some way or another.

You are certainly not alone.

I find it really helps to just bring your awareness to it and observe. See what nonsense your mind is getting up to. And honestly, why take it seriously? I’d like to share some of my thoughts on this with you so you can see how I tend to deal with it.


So go on, give it a name. If you see that your mind is making up stories about some terrifying illness, just speak to your mind and tell it that you know what it is doing.

I’m telling you. That really starts to take the drama out of it all and restores a sense of balance.

Your mind can be really useful when you need to logically think things through, but then let it take the backseat so that you can be present with yourself.

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6 Responses to What Do You Do When You Have Brain Noise?

  1. Hi Fiona,

    I have this brain noise quite a lot right now (the last couple of weeks it has been painfully quiet and now it’s the opposite). It’s funny, I can always relate to your posts, the timing is always perfect!
    I started a diary today, just kept on writing until I found where the noise was coming from.. The outcome was very surprising and when I read it later, the monster was a little smaller. Then I picked up my brush, painted and the monster was gone 🙂

    Always great to hear your lovely voice and your great advice, you are such an inspiration!

    Franziska San Pedro
    The Abstract Impressionist Artress

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      So lovely to have your sharing your experiences Franziska and I’m really happy that you feel inspired by what I share. And it’s great to hear that once you identified the monster that it shrunk . x

  2. Another brilliant, inspiring piece, Fiona! I love that you notice your thoughts by saying to yourself “isn’t that interesting?” — I do the same thing! (well, when I’m in the present moment and able to be the “objective observer”)

    I saw a bumper sticker yesterday that said “don’t believe everything you think” — I think that says it all!

    Thanks Fiona

    Heidi & Atti
    “commentary to give you paws…”

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      So glad to hear we’re on the same page Heidi! And great to hear the videos are inspiring you. We’re all ultimately on the same journey here and it’s good to see and hear that we’re all going through the same stuff. I love the bumper sticker message! I’ll need to remember that one. x

  3. Very inspiring, Fiona! You hit it out of the ball park with every one of these. I loved the humor in this and will try this technique the next time my mind is running wild. I actually want to try this the next time I get a panic attack (I get them in very specific circumstances so don’t have them often but they are a problem I’d like to be done with.) That may be sharing too much but I think the more I keep that problem a secret, the more power it has over me.

    You truly inspire me, Fiona. Thank you.

    caregiving. family. advocacy.

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Thanks so much Trish. I’m really happy that this is inspiring you. And yes, do try it out. I am doing so much more work on issues like these and delving deeper, so am happy to help in any way I can. And by sharing, you are certainly helping to diffuse this. Anxiety attacks are something I have known well. Blessings.

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