What’s on Your Mind?

I used to enjoy attempting to diagram the brains of my friends and family. For example, my husband’s brain would be 50% blues, 40% jazz, and 10% Everything Else.

A few years ago, I made this representation of my own brain. Shopping was by far the largest portion, with revenge and guilt occupying second and third place. It’s interesting to find that one’s concerns actually DO change, over time. Today, I spend more time worrying about my teeth than plotting revenge.

Try diagramming your own brain; it’s fun and educational!   (If you’d like to commission a model of your brain like the one above, let me know. xo)

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9 Responses to What’s on Your Mind?

  1. Suebob says:

    30% Food
    30% Worrying about aging and being penniless
    30% Laziness
    10% Everything Else

  2. Danielle says:

    50% Money (how will I pay my student loans??!)
    20% I should get off my ass
    20% Life goals (uggh)
    5% What’s on my DVR?
    5% COFFEE?

  3. Sal says:

    I have a diagram that my friend Andy made for me years ago. It’s a drawing on a post-it and I’ve tacked it up in every office I’ve ever had.

    90% Do I have anything in my teeth?
    10% Everything else

  4. reddoorread says:


    30% irrational worrying
    20% rational worrying
    20% sex
    20% looking cute
    10% day job

  5. Deni says:

    I’m similar to reddoorread;

    50% Irrational worrying
    20% daydreaming of a utopia where I don’t have to spend 50% of my time doing irrational worrying
    .5 wondering if I’ll ever meet a “nice” guy who can afford to take me out to a vegetarian dinner (it used to be higher but over the years I find there are fewer men my age wanting to date women my age)
    10% putting off ways to do the cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, car washing and maintenance
    10% wondering if I’ll have a job tomorrow
    9.5% wondering if I’ll end up homeless in my old age
    10% fantasizing about taking over the world with a not-so-smart gray cartoon mouse.
    Yea, I know it’s over 100% but Irrational worrying does make more brain connections which can be used for additional worrying and not living in the real world.

  6. hammie says:

    well my iPhone used to take up all my space and since it compressed it into little thumbnails it had a certain symmetry to it. Then Bratty threw it down the stairs.

    I still want an iPhone brain with the option to move stuff out of sight and opt in and out of each section without forgetting what I was doing on the last task..

    What were we talking about again?

  7. Deni says:

    P.S. How much for the rocket with embedded time piece?

  8. Judit says:

    59,4% looks (clothes, outfits/combinations of items I have or haven´t, shoes I own, shoes I don´t own, jewellery, make up, hair dye, thighs, ass, nose, my looks, how I would look like with this and that item of clothing and how everybody else looks/should/could look like, if blablabla)
    10,7 % food
    18,3 % plans of Self-actualisation = day-dreaming (becoming a burlesque dancer, a stylist, a rock singer, a cupcake-baker, an awfully good Lindy Hop dancer, a charleston dancer, a comedian, a screenwriter)
    11,6 % things I should do, but don´t want to (cleaning up apartment, calling people, writing e-mails, repairing stuff, writing my diploma thesis, use make up remover, get my cat castrated)

  9. Good luck and thanks for the great article.I will are available back again.

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