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.

5 comments:

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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