Monday, August 30, 2010

My Mind is Like a Puzzle Box.....

Monday, August 30, 2010....


Ever put together a puzzle with 500 pieces? The first thing I would do is open the box and flip it over on a table. All the pieces would scatter on the work surface with no rhyme or reason. Well, that's how I feel....

I have a zillion little thoughts running through my head and it feels impossible to put them together into a cohesive pattern. Instead I've been trying to chase down all the possible little ideas without being effective.

Next step I'd take with a puzzle is to flip the pieces over and pull out all the border pieces and match these pieces up to create the border of my puzzle. But, with the thoughts in my head, I'm just letting them consume me and it is somewhat paralyzing and I'm beginning to understand how frustrated a greyhound would feel chasing the mechanical rabbit at a track (note: I've never been to a dog race, but that's my vision supplied from Bugs Bunny cartoons).

I decided to take the many thoughts racing around in my mind and make a border -- I need to take, and feel in control of my life. The only way I know to do so is by taking small steps.

Everyday, I am going to do something for my body, mind, soul, financial well being, career goal and dream goal. I've also given myself permission to take a day off from any of these daily goals without beating me up. This last part is crucial because I'm always beating myself up becoming frustrated and counter productive. Does this ever happen to you?

So far, I've meditated, organized my living space, exercised, paid some bills and revisited my journal.

I realize these changes will take time before I see any real results, but I feel better already.

9 comments:

carla said...

and the meditation, for this misfit's mind, is the first and most crucial step to puzzle assembly.



MizFit

Brian Miller said...

just remember it takes time to put a puzzle together...somedays you are lucky to get a piece in...others large chunks...but stay at it and the picture starts to form...

The Bumbles said...

wow - those still seem like a lot of goals to accomplish every day! It does get overwhelming not having anything to anchor you. Good to hear you are recognizing you feel afloat and taking steps to reel your thoughts back in.

Erin P said...

Wow, you sound just like me. I am totally lost in a million ideas and thoughts right now. Everything from exercise and health to job stuff, house cleaning, repair, parenting, and all the stuff you said...I feel lost and overwhelmed too. Good for you that you've decided how to attack the problem, and I know it will work for you. I think I need to start writing my list, or try to plan, and see if I can figure out a way to attack things, cause right now I'm so far gone all I seem able to do is to play Bejeweled on FB....and I KNOW it's wasting my time, but I'm too overwhelmed to move forward. AGGGG.

Herding Cats said...

Life is all about balance, and it sounds like (despite your worst thoughts) you've got a handle on things!

The Sorority said...

Don't forget to kick back with a glass of wine and congratulate yourself for putting yourself on the list. Way to go!

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Crystal said...

This constantly has been happening to me. All i know is that we cant finish the puzzle by turning on the tv, the puzzle will still be unfinished.