brain fog

Unfocused

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It seems the foggy, unfocused, overwhelmed, almost dizzy, slow to process feeling in my brain is here to stay for awhile. And, unlike, the mostly unfocused flower in the photo above, life with an unfocused brain is not pretty! Half-finished or barely-started tasks are everywhere around me.

I am trying to get to all the unread posts in my inbox….

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8 thoughts on “Unfocused

  1. In your best interests, Trisha, I would just delete the new notification posts you haven’t read and move on. I do that at least once a week (if not more). True blogging friends will understand and accept that. I certainly do.

    With our battle with fatigue, pain & intermittent brain fog in FM, you just have to accept that Life is What it is and to live the best you can there have to be some compromises (or Letting Go).

    I am a perfectionist and perhaps overly pedantic, but even I have had to learn that sometimes, it’s best to let go and move on. Go through those notification emails and delete the old ones right now. It’s easy once you’ve done it a few times. Don’t feel guilty. Set yourself free.

    It’s truly liberating and feels so good not having a backlog of emails (or chores) in your day.

    1. I think I’m going to have to do that, and probably unsubscribe from email posts for a few blogs that post really frequently (several times a day, every day) and hope I can catch them in my reader once in awhile. Once I start getting overwhelmed by email, I start avoiding it!

      Now if I could just delete the dirty dishes from the sink…. šŸ™‚

      1. I used to post 3-4 images a day EVERY day a few years ago and it wasn’t until one of my fellow bloggers in the UK did that, that I realised how annoying it was and I couldn’t keep up. Now, I try to post once or twice a week. If I haven’t posted for quite a few days I might post 3-4 single photo posts in a single day.
        On the other hand, this tiny new apartment is so bright and white, I seem to have to do more dusting and housework šŸ˜€ so haven’t as much time to be on the computer. I try to cook and make as few dirty dishes as possible these days. I do have a dishwasher in this new apartment, but it’s not worth using (much) for a single person. Every now & then, I just can’t sit in front of the computer – it’s too tiring reading posts. I feel a little guilty erasing unread emails, but the more I do it, the better I feel.
        I guess the whole idea with FM and chronic fatigue/pain is to keep your life in balance. Some activity and some rest……..every day.

  2. Oh Trisha this is soooo pretty!!!! I’m really sorry to hear though that foggy frog has come for a prolonged visit, I hope he hops away and the fog clears soon ā¤

  3. Trisha the advice to dump some of your emails is a good idea. When I’m at the cottage where I can’t check my emails they add up to the hundreds. At first I used to feel guilty about not reading them but I had to get over that pretty quickly. I saved only the ones that I really wanted to read and then I made sure that I keep up with the newest mail and read everything that comes my way.

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