Lost Mind, Found Senses

Aeyrel Twone
3 min readAug 14, 2023
Photo by Lesly Juarez on Unsplash

Date: August 14, 2023

Dear Diary,

You won’t believe the rollercoaster my mind took me on today.

I went from being lost in the wilderness of confusion to finally finding my way back to sanity.

It all started this morning when I woke up with a million thoughts racing through my head.

Morning:

I woke up feeling like a squirrel on a caffeine binge.

My mind was a jumble of to-do lists, worries about work, and random ideas that seemed to pop out of nowhere.

It was like a mental tornado had taken over, tossing around my thoughts like leaves in the wind.

I couldn’t focus on anything, and I found myself standing in front of the fridge, wondering what I was even looking for.

Afternoon:

As the day wore on, my mental chaos escalated.

I was trying to work on a project, but my mind kept wandering off like a curious toddler.

One minute I was staring at my computer screen, and the next, I was lost in a daydream about tropical beaches and umbrella drinks.

It was like my brain had decided to take a vacation without telling me.

Evening:

By evening, I felt like I had been on a mental marathon.

I couldn’t remember half of what I had done throughout the day, and my thoughts were running in circles like a hamster on a wheel.

I knew I needed a break, so I decided to go for a walk in the park.

Park Walk:

The moment I stepped into the park, something shifted.

The cool breeze brushed against my face, and I felt the warmth of the setting sun on my skin.

I started to pay attention to the world around me — the rustling leaves, the distant laughter of children, the gentle swaying of the trees.

It was as if nature was reminding me to slow down and reconnect.

Epiphany:

And then it hit me like a lightning bolt — I had lost touch with the present moment.

I had been so caught up in the chaos of my thoughts that I had forgotten to be present in my own life.

I sat down on a bench, closed my eyes, and took a deep breath.

Slowly, I let go of the mental clutter and focused on the rhythm of my breathing.

Returning to Senses:

As I sat there, something magical happened.

The noise in my mind began to fade, and a sense of calm washed over me.

I felt like I was coming back to my senses, quite literally.

The world around me seemed sharper, clearer, and more vibrant.

I realized that losing my mind had led me to rediscover the beauty of simply being alive.

Night:

Now, as I write this diary entry, I feel a sense of gratitude for this wild ride my mind took me on today.

It taught me the importance of mindfulness, of taking a step back and appreciating the little moments that make life rich and meaningful.

So, here’s to losing my mind and finding it again — a journey that led me from chaos to clarity, from confusion to contentment.

Tomorrow is a new day, and I’m excited to see where my senses will take me next.

Until then,
Aeyrel

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Aeyrel Twone

Hi, I'm Aeyrel. I'm a writer and storyteller with a passion for exploring the world around me. I love to write about my experiences and turn them into stories.