Brain: *is overwhelmed and depressed by the state of the world and can't stop spinning as it tries processing all of this shit*
Me: Hey! If we could just focus for a short while, we could write some of these thoughts out and maybe that will help us process them.
Brain: I can't focus. Can't stop spinning. The world...the end is nigh!
Me: I know. Believe me, I know. But despite that, we should do something useful with the day. Maybe we could read a book instead.
Brain: I'm not sure if I have the attention span for a book right now. I've been reading a lot of Twitter this morning, so anything more than 140 characters is just too much.
Me: Yeah...we shouldn't have done that first thing in the morning. I think that's why we are where we are right now. What if we tried a new recipe?
Brain: Not hungry.
Me: But if we start now, we might be hungry by the time we're done.
Brain: What would we make?
Me: Well, we'd have to find a recipe.
Brain: And do research?
Me: Or we could just microwave something for lunch.
Brain: Hey, let's see what's going on in the world!
Me: *sighs, opens Twitter, wastes the entire day reading and fending off anxiety attacks*