#32 Traffic – ‘In The Head Department’

Have you ever driven down the motorway at a reduced 50mph because of roadworks? The speed limit is only 20 mph less than normal but that takes everyone by surprise, and you end up going 15 mph. Or worse, you stop. That is because humans don’t like heeding to authority. Now this has nothing to do with mental health – I just wanted to see if this happens to anyone else.*

So I have had headaches every day for what seems like years, and it hurts a lot. It is the exact opposite of a good start to the day. You wake up and the most relevant part of your body is unable to work at 100%. It makes you sensitive to light, it makes your thoughts cloudy and you lack concentration – perfect! Oh how I love my brain. Then you add a bout of depression in there and you’ve got yourself a sad party on the road to no where.

Today was just like any other – a painful start. Oh, and a painful middle, fast approaching a painful end. In short, this headache has been with me all day – as has the depression. Now what I hope is happening, is that there are just some serious road works* going on in my brain. Those poor little neurons just trying to get home for supper, unnecessarily backed up by other neurons’ petulence.

I like to think the roadworks are due to an expansion of the mind. That I am learning more and discovering more but in order to do this, my mind needs to develop itself. Its efficiency, and its capacity. The problem is though, the mind’s Government has recently re-aligned its fiscal policy from a ‘for the people‘ strategy to a ‘for the rich people‘ strategy. As a result they have been dramatically cutting public infrastructure spending. That means, the slow expansion of vital brain infrastructure is insufficient to keep up with demand – resulting in severe headaches. Or, I just need to drink more water.


*A joke.

*See, and you thought the first paragraph had nothing to do with it.


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  1. Minderland

    Hey, I’m on the same boat with the headaches. I always have one and the other day i woke up, opened my eyes and thought “what… no headache?… Yesss it will be such a good day.” As soon as I got up to get dressed, there is was my beloved friend, who I “love” so much…. nott 🙂
    It’s strange how we learn to live with it hehe

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    1. Mindfump

      I know! to think we just fit this massive pain into our lives. Mine are getting worse and I don’t really know what to do! I don’t know whether to be glad I am not the only one. Because that means other people have them too. Lets hope we are headache free one day!

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  2. Joonas Kopponen

    I’ve had really horrible headaches for most of my life, including losing sight for few seconds from the pain and falling down etc.. Then just the constant pain every day, I still have some but not every day anymore, if you want I could send you email with tips.

    About the rest of the post, strenght to you and was fun to read! 🙂 I am getting really tired and might fall asleep soon.. Probably gna give a better comment tomorrow.

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    1. Mindfump

      When you’re feeling more awake you can post some tips here so everyone can read them! or do a post. Would be a very interesting read – I am sure I am not the only one. I hope you wake up without a headache either way.

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      1. Joonas Kopponen

        I will make a post about it! 🙂 Not sure if I will complete it tomorrow but I will start. Can I ask your advice/thoughts on the process via email? If I need some. 🙂

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  3. S. Hansen

    Oh, for some reason I hadn’t considered that the headaches might just be a symptom of depression…
    Everyone is always telling me I use pain killers for headaches too much, and I don’t even use them every time I get a head ache (don’t actually tend to use them more than once a week). So clearly I get headaches more frequently than is normal…
    I don’t know why this is a revelation to me…I know that stress/depression causes people to clench their jaw (sometimes in their sleep), I know that I am clenching my jaw more lately, I know that jaw clenching causes not only jaw ache but also head aches…
    Well Mindfump once again your posts are making a lot of things clearer. You have an excellent way of explaining things that is both entertaining and insightful.

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    1. Mindfump

      Your words are as kind as ever. If there is no connection there is definitely a coincidence! One way or another I need to get the headaches and the depression to stop. Glad you are enjoying either way Hansen. Always a welcome voice on the blog.

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    1. Mindfump

      Oh wow! Thank you. I shall jump over now and check it out. You’re very kind. I was actually showing my girlfriend your blog today – she loves your Sharpie Scribbles section. If you write a brain review I’d love there to be a sharpie scribbles picture.

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      1. summerSHINES

        Defo! I will…and I love the idea of doing a sharpie drawing of the brain review. I will be trying to explain dissociation via the medium of crap pictures 😂 This could be interesting 😂 Does your girlfriend blog too? My husband tried blogging but quickly lost interest…he prefers his x box! 😊

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        1. Mindfump

          Faaaabulous, literally can’t wait to read it. She doesn’t blog but she reads and watches lots of bloggers. I think I’ve almost made it into her top 20 bloggers. What is your husbands view of your blogs? Does he realise how fabulous they are?

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          1. Mindfump

            haha but that is kind of sweet, you will know if you do an amazing blog because he might even look at it for over 27 seconds. Small action – big praise. I just checked your blog award post. It is so nice – I love your sharpie ones in general but then to get a mention. I am very flattered. Thank you so much.

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