Compared to when I was ~13-16, my mind feels "dirty." I seldom can think clearly nowadays, and by clearly I mean good memory and general awareness of the surroundings. When I was younger, I was very aware of my surroundings and generally had great memory. Nowadays, I can forget why I walked into a room or forget the information I know during a conversation. My thinking process is significantly slower too.
By "thinking streaks" I mean days when I can think very clearly and remember... everything. I can remember precisely what I did and where I was 12 years ago, what someone said a year ago, what I've said 5 years ago, etc.. I can make very quick and accurate decisions too. It feels as if my brain is in hyper-mode. Even waking up feels like that - one of those days the nigh before I slept for 3 hours, and yet I have opened my eyes and instantly could think very clearly. It was winter, -10C and oddly I wasn't even cold taking out the trash (the trash bin is about 5min away) and I was with only two thin shirts. Usually I'm cold with a thick shirt and a coat.
In short, for a day, two, three, once or twice a year, I feel like my brain has turned into a computer: thinking absolutely clearly and very quickly, incredible memory, amazing perception.
Two questions for you:
- Do you experience something like this (second and third paragraphs)?
- Have you experienced the "downfall" described in the first paragraph?
I'm just wondering if this is normal or there's a cause for this...