Tuesday, November 6, 2007

I Need to Clear My Mind

My mind feels cluttered with odds and ends and it isn't feeling all that pleasant. Lately I have the sinking sensation that I am doing everything wrong, making one bad choice after another. I feel like I agree to things I shouldn't, ignore things I shouldn't. At this particular point in my life I think I am feeling really...helpless, and that my hands are tied in so many ways. Yet are they really? Or is that just an excuse for my passivity? Don't worry, I am not expecting answers to these questions. I just find that sometimes it helps to write these feelings out for clarity. I will ask one question though...what do you do when you feel that you are at an impasse in your life? How do YOU handle inertia? Okay, that is either two questions or one question asked in slightly different ways...but humor the crazy lady, 'kay?

7 comments:

Tara said...

Well when I feel like I'm in a rut, I like to change my daily routine and that seems to help most of the time. It depends on what I think will get me going. I have a habit of going through the same routine and in the same pattern during the day, so if I change one little thing, it really helps. Thankfully there are also the community classes that come along (not often enough, though) and I find at least one class that is really interesting.

Churlita said...

I try to write it out and figure out, what exactly it is that's bugging me. My clue is usually whatver is making me react strongly. Then go from there. I also look at my cycle and figure out if hormones have anything to do with the way I'm feeling. Sometimes that can put things in perspective.

laura b. said...

Tara: Sounds like a simple, but effective way to change my mindset. Great suggestion!

Churlita: Hormones...man, you got me there. I do notice that my moodiness is often about that very thing. Thanks for the reminder that I'm not the only one that happens to.

evil-e said...

I am in one now and I am taking charge of my collective shit and going for the big turnover and change. I need a new job and damn it, I will have one before the years ends. I need a new place and damn it, I will be in one before too long. I don't get mad, I get evil!!

laura b. said...

Evil-E: Man, you have the right attitude! If you don't like something, change it! Excellent.

Viki said...

You know how I do it - just wait for it. I do think that I am in a rut for a reason - sounds stupid but I do think this way. For me, I know change will come...I just have to be patient. However, I do think/ believe that it wont just happen to me - I have make that change happen. So there is bit of passivity and bit of active-taking-charge-of-my-life going on....

laura b. said...

Viki: There is something rather comforting about the idea of being in a rut for a reason. I do like to believe that all things, even the bad ones, have their purpose in the big picture.