Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sending my brain on vacation

I've been feeling a little overwhelmed of late. This might be because I am doing too much, mentally. As well having as several writing projects on the go and just completing my course work for my Open University course, I also have work which takes a lot of my mental energy, so I feel a little overloaded.

I know it's time to slow down because I am becoming forgetful. For instance I went upstairs this morning [twice] to get a bar of soap for the kitchen and returned on both occasions without it.

It was while I was feeling flustered cooking Sunday lunch for six that I noticed I hadn't put the broccoli on to boil. I heard a little voice inside my head. No, it wasn't that kind of a voice. It was my inner voice. It said, quite clearly: "Send your brain on vacation." So, that's what I intend to do. No more writing for a week. I am also going to try to keep off the Internet [easier said than done].

I am going to let my tired brain rest for a while.

And while it's soaking up the sun in the Bahamas, my body will carry on.

I'll let you know if it works.


Teresa Ashby said...

Sounds as if your brain has earned that vacation!
Good luck with having a rest from writing and internetting! Hope you're raring to go at the end of it.

Lynette said...

Thanks, Teresa. As you can see, I haven't managed to keep off the net [as yet] but I haven't written anything apart from a couple of posts.

Ed said...

Sounds like a good idea. Wish I could have done that last night when struck by a bout of insomnia. Hope you have a good rest.

Lynette said...

Thanks, Ed.

I had the same problem last night, too. I shouldn't have drank that last cup of tea before going to bed.

Hope you are well.

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