Wednesday, January 25, 2012

it's where i am

in the clouds

Do you ever have those days (or maybe even weeks) where your head feels like it's living in a cloud and you just can't focus or think properly?  I feel like I've been that way since last week.  I need to prioritize some of the things I'm doing (including some new stuff which I can't wait to share more about in the next couple of weeks!), but I feel like I'm playing catch up everyday.  It's like I'm running but getting nowhere. What I need to do is stop, catch my breath, clear my head, and make time to focus on prioritizing.  Maybe I need a blogging break (again).

Do you ever feel like this? How do you get out of the cloud?

13 comments :

Elisa | blissfulE said...

I find that getting up before everyone else helps me get my feet back under me. But then my tendency is to work extra-hard and push through rather than take a break and realign, even though the latter approach would probably be more effective in the long run. In that spirit, I am considering a Lenten blogging break this year, since my fast from novels was such a breakthrough for me last year.

Jennifer W. said...

Oh, I feel you on that this week! I get like this and then I start feeling like I'm out of my depth on just about everything. The only thing that really helps me is getting on a fairly regular sleep schedule, getting up before everyone else, and having those few stolen minutes of quiet to get some of the time-consuming, but not difficult, tasks taken care of (like responding to emails, etc.). It's about the only way I feel like I'm ready to tackle the day with a clean slate when my babies all start crawling out of bed. This doesn't always work since I'm struggling with insomnia, but it certainly makes the day go better when it does work out.

MaryAnne said...

I agree with Elisa that getting up early helps. Especially when paired with going to bed early.

My other strategy is to get rid of stuff around the house, so that there's less to clean.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

YES! I feel like this sometimes... when I get too many things going at once. But, life always seems to be like that.... crazy busy and then somehow just when you think you are going to lose your mind, you get a small break in the action... just long enough for the next wave.

The one thing that calms me is to remember that God always gives me enough... enough time... enough energy... enough focus (though it seems mighty scanty sometimes... it is always e.n.o.u.g.h.). Deep breaths... enough... blessings ~ Tanna

Maia Wirth said...

Find something that nourishes your soul - you probably already have this as a part of your life - but dedicate your WHOLE being to it. For me, it's yoga. What one thing nourishes you, fills you up, resets you... instead of focusing on a million different things allow yourself some time to be dedicated and focused on ONE thing and see how you feel on the other end. Always remember, this moment is fleeting - these feelings WILL pass - and there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle. thanks for sharing your spirit with us! xo

Tracy Jo said...

Gorgeous picture! I felt this way coming into the new year! Like I was treading water with my head dunking under every 2 minutes. I love everyone's comments above. One thing I do is I buy those big huge post it notes and stick them to the walls in my office. Then everything that comes to my mind, I write down. It helps me to visualize what I need to get done and what my priorities are...also it gets it off my brain and on paper. :-)

Renee said...

I feel like that all the time! I'm a huge list person. It's very satisfying to check things off the list. Breaking big things down into steps to check off the list makes you realize that you're making progress even when it doesn't seem like you are. My problem is keeping priorities. I would like to get a lot done but my family and my home has to stay my priority. As long as that is taken care of, then I've accomplished what was needed for the day.

{amy} said...

I get that way at times, too! Praying that you're able to take the time to prioritize!

Suz and Allan said...

I've been feeling like this for the past month. I can't get caught up on things around the house. I am so behind on reading blogs. I'm behind on reading books I need to post reviews for. The only thing I've not gotten behind on is work!

Bren said...

You have to do whatever is needful to self care. I often wonder when everything seems fogged in if it's just our subconscious trying to rearrange everything from the inside before we can get a handle on it on the outside. Regardless, do take care. And I love the photo of the tree, I have a thing for trees :-)

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

OH yes. I think we all have times like that. You know what... I still have not figured out the best way to get out of the cloud. Let me know if you figure it out! :)

The Reeds said...

Yep. I take a break/fast from media, movies, books, everything. The world just slows down then... and prayer of course. lots and lots of prayer.

(and maybe decide some things aren't so important after all?)

tinajo said...

I can absolutely relate, usually I just wait until everything seems clearer which it does after taking it easy for a couple of days.

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