Don't you often (always?) feel like your mind is one big gobbledegook mess? Thinking about at least five different things at one time. Concentrating on one thing but reflecting upon three other things at the back of your mind?
A mum's mind is ALWAYS in action mode; we just can't tune off. Not even when we go to bed.
Toddler at bedtime – runs around the house, protests sleep, asks for a book, asks for a story, asks for water – but after the rigmarole, he just falls off to sleep.
Dads at bedtime – switch off the telly, get into bed and voila, asleep!
Mums at bedtime – after doing the dishes, tidying up the toys, packing the kids' lunches, putting their clothes out for school, writing a blog post, scrolling on Facebook, they finally step into bed. And that's when the real attentive gobbledegook phase strikes.
Got to go for X's Parent-Teacher meet tom. Y has his doctor's appointment at 4 pm. I've GOT to finish that review for the blog tomorrow and send it to the PR. Shit, we've run out of cereal. What will the kids have for breakfast? Toast? Boiled egg? Chocolate? Has Y been eating too much sweet stuff off late? What if he has cavities? Remember to schedule a dentist check-up for him after our holiday. Dammit, still have to shop and pack for the holiday. Did Hubster remember to book the car to the airport?
Getting the drift? Does your brain feel like this all the time? Do you over-think everything? Or think about everything at the same time?
You're walking your son to school and singing A..B..C..D.. while simultaneously thinking about the groceries you need to buy today and the important work calls that you need to make. Oh, and there are the bills to pay too!
You're cooking dinner but your mind is wandering on about your kids school test – will he nail it?
You're writing a blog post but already worried you won't have enough time to promote it.
You go into the tub for a relaxing bath (if ever!) while the husband takes the kids to the park – but you can't relax. Mentally. The gobbledegookness of life starts its script in your head and by the time you're out of the bath you've made 10 mental notes of things to do.
Infact, the idea for this post came to me while brushing my son's teeth!
Do you ever feel like your mind is in constant thinking mode? How do you deal with it?
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