It's a beautiful spring morning and my brain is full. I have this thing- maybe it's an artist thing, maybe it's being a woman- mom, wife, bill keeper, housekeeper, grocery shopper, meal maker, dogwalker, etc. Maybe it's the A.D.D. I've long suspected.
Whatever it is, it makes my brain full to the brim with ideas, solving problems, inspiration, more great ideas, projects, epiphanies, etc... And usually, it all happens at once so, I have 8 or 20 things going on at once.
This morning it's taxes, writing a blog, bill paying, journaling, yoga, washing rugs, sending emails, updating website, painting, taking photos for paintings, talking to the nurse about my mom and dad, getting a painting ready to take to a show, baking a low-calorie cheesecake. Now I have completed the journaling, bill paying, yoga, washing the rugs, the conversation with the nurse and the cheesecake(why yes cheesecake is a priority!). All the rest are in the unfinished state and will be dancing in the back of my brain like children jumping up and yelling "hey mom!" until the end of the day. It's worse today than some days, maybe because the spring weather, rainy day and forsythia blossoms give me extra energy and excitement. Maybe as nature bursts forth and the season comes alive, I want to do the same . Or, it may be a little coping mechanism to turn to the inward garden of creativity partially closing out the news and noise of the world. Or, it could be because my husband switched out my half caff. coffee for fully caffeinated......
At any rate, it is time to slow down my insane monkey brain and assess what I can actually accomplish completely today. I am going to make myself a cup of tea, with some milk, and take a breath . Thanks for letting me talk today, it helped. Here are some ideas for myself and maybe you could use them too.
Ideas to bring more peace and joy into our days (even when there is bad news everywhere)
That's it. We've got this! Let me know in the comments what your strategies are. I can use all I can get!
With love and gratitude - Gretchen