Throughout my day my mind runs wild with questions and thoughts. And usually when my mind quickly and continually jumps from one thought to the next, I forget what my last thought was.
For instance, I’ll be in the kitchen and remember there is something I need from another room in the house. As I head to that other room several more thoughts run through my head and I forget what I came to the “other” room for. I do this so often that it begins to grate on my nerves.
I know there are others who suffer from this same breach of mental awareness.
I have found that if I list things the things that need doing in my mind as I go that I can recall them more easily.
For instance, I remember there is something in the other room that I need so I head in that direction. Then another thought will pop into my mind, then to myself I say I need to go get that in the other room and then do this in the room I just came through. As I go, I keep adding to that list. Starting at the beginning and then adding the new thought to the end.
And I count them…1…2…3…..
And still sometimes I forget a thing or two. I’m thinking to myself I had three things I needed to do….what was number two?
Is it because my mind is just overloaded?
Or because I have too much stress?
Or maybe it’s due to the years that have slipped so quickly by.
I prefer to think that it’s due to overuse. Does a mind “wear out” due to being over exercised like a knee or hip joint?
I think not.
My problem is not that I totally forget something. Thoughts get lost somewhere between the conscious and subconscious. They just float around in limbo until some trigger brings them back to a cognizant state.
They say that if you don’t use it, you lose it.
No problem with that here. If anything, my mind is overused.
I just worry that I’ll end up being stuck somewhere between conscious and subconscious in that place called limbo.