My mother has a theory that today's children are over-stimulated from birth by too many colourful interactive toys and media. This often results in bad behaviour and hyperactivity.
I subscribe to this theory too. Which makes me feel kind of sorry for the modern brain-overloaded kid, because right now my brain is so over-stimulated it's not funny.
Last night, I couldn't switch my brain off and when I finally fell asleep I awoke just a few hours later -- at 4.50am to be precise -- and tossed and turned for another two hours.
There are way too many things running through my head caused by maintaining three blogs (this one, my book one and the one at work), two Twitter accounts (my kimbofo one and the one at work), writing pieces for work (news stories, leaders and feature commissions), managing four different email accounts (three personal and one for work) and reading books (three on the go right now) and then reviewing them.
In between all this I'm surfing the internet (watching YouTube, reading all the online papers, catching up on blogs, following people on Twitter) and watching the TV (for news and documentaries; I rarely watch drama).
I feel like all I do all day -- and all night -- is read words, digest words, listen to words and spew words of my own. It's like an endless stream that knows no bounds. Where do they come from? And where do they go?
Is it no wonder my brain feels overloaded?
Just as well I'm a "word person" otherwise I'm not sure what I'd do with all this clutter in my head. I think I may have to take up meditation!