|This is what I look like when |
I have my head together. Which
is not now :)
That's me right now and it's disconcerting. Some of you mothers may just call it "mommy-brain" but I am no longer in the throws of infant/toddler/preschooler madness so I don't blame it on my kids. Honestly my kids are the least of my issues. They are at an unbelievably easy stage where all I have to do is feed them, ask them to do their homework or clean their rooms and give them plenty of love and affection. Otherwise they entertain themselves.
(I feel like just saying that is gonna jinx it.)
Perhaps this is the post-marathon craziness. I was so focused on that race for MONTHS but mentally I was especially focused the last couple of weeks. Very little got in the way of my mental planning.
Now it seems like each hour of the day brings something else to focus on. Here's an example:
- Big projects at work that never seem to go the way I'd like them to.
- De-Christmasing the house FINALLY.
- Big changes going on in our church.
- More hurry up and wait with our adoption.
- Filling my grandparent's medication box weekly.
- Grieving with my friend who just lost her husband.
- Starting a new Beth Moore Bible study.
- Visiting with Kristen and Maureen of Mercy House Kenya.
- Needing to write my Compassion kids more.
- Promoting Run 4 The Children.
- Mentally budgeting with $400 less income a month (thanks a lot, taxes).
- Planning a trip to Chicago for work next week.
Seriously those things barely scratch the surface. Most of them don't require a lot of physical, blocked out time in my schedule but they do swirl around in my head constantly. I seem to have less ability to compartmentalize than usual.
This probably seems normal for a lot of my Type A friends who always have a very full plate. But contrary to popular opinion, I am not Type A. I like to stay busy and involved with many things but I purposefully maintain a fair amount of margin in my life.
Also I sometimes get distracted by other people's drama. I don't like it but there are some things I find hard to totally ignore. Like when a certain pastor I mostly like tweets something stupid and my blogger friends feel the need to react...poorly. I hate losing respect for people, be they celebrity pastors or celebrity bloggers.
Ok enough about my scatterbrain. How about you guys? Does this ever happen to you and what do you do to correct it? I'd appreciate any advice for helping regain my mental focus so I can really tackle one thing at a time with maximum effort.