I have a little problem at this stage of my life. It seems with my loss of Estrogen I have also lost my ability to focus on one thing at a time. It's funny how organized and streamlined my life was when I had three kids at home, plus two dogs and a cat. Soccer, Piano lessons and Dance Classes. Car pool, Library Volunteer & Lunch Mom. Housekeeping, laundry, gardening and canning. How did I do all that ? Juggling six balls in the air at any given time. Life was full and rewarding. I loved being a Mom and a home maker. It was all I ever dreamed of when I was growing up.
Now, my life is full of other things. Mr.Wonderful and I have a little house that we work on a lot. I landscaped our back yard. We have four kids between us and four beautiful Grandbuddies. It would seem that life would be easier at this slower pace. BUT for some reason, I am scattered. I sit down to have a little "Morning Devotions" and my mind wanders...'Wow, we better trim those palm trees..Oh dear, the hawk is hiding in that pine waiting to devour the little cardinals..Darn, I forgot to fill the bird feeder, come to think of it, is there water in the birdbath's ?' See what I mean ? My dear friend Diane, who teaches YOGA told me that this is called MONKEY MIND. In my devotional this morning it said that the many of the cares of life would seek to sway us from staying on the divine path.
So, I am going to try a new discipline. I REFUSE TO BE DISTRACTED. I WILL REFUSE to be swayed by my new "estrogen free-thought filled mind". I WILL stay on track. I WILL focus on one thing at a time. I will NOT stray from this sentence in search of more coffee..wow a doughnut would be good with this, hmmm.. did we finish the cookies ?.. It MUST be possible. It has to be. I have never had "A.D.D." and I am sure not adopting it now. I have goals and purposes to fulfill in this chapter of my life. But doggone, if it's not one goofy thought it's another !
I would love to hear some feedback from you. How are you dealing with this new phase of life ? It seems that many of my friends are experiencing similar things. Hearing their stories is what got me off the secret nightmare that I might have some disease. I've heard some pretty funny stuff.
WRITE TO ME. In the meantime, DON'T BE SWAYED by the distractions, unless, you are also having that vision of trimming the palm trees mid sentence.. join me out back, I'll be right there !