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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.