When I get stressed or overwhelmed my memory fails me, I become confused, I cannot think straight, I cannot put things in order and I generally start to make mistakes and do the wrong thing. Over the last few weeks I have been feeling the strain of full time work and parenting alone. I did the usual put one foot in front of the other but today those feet had had enough. I could not remember where my keys were. My mind started to shut down and the mini meltdown happened.
I am not getting my needed amount of peace and quiet. I know that I need order and peace to fully recharge. Memory is a funny thing. I believed mine to be excellent and I have been proved wrong as it has failed me. I need to do the real basics again. Exercise, financial budgeting, good nutrition, fun, relaxation, avoid alcohol, avoid late nights, get plenty of rest. I need to be firm with people about my boundaries and expectations. I need to be firm with myself about doing things that are in my best interest. Most importantly I need to remember life is not a race, there is the time and space for me to do all the things I need to do. Some times I just need to say STOP.
It is time for me to take a little break and gather myself. I need to take the time to stop and listen to what my body is saying to me. Sometimes we all just need to say STOP. So I did I stopped and now I am off to meditate to clear my foggy head and quieten my overactive mind.
So stop and listen to yourself today and enjoy the lovely spring weather.