Thursday, March 27, 2014

Help I Can't Turn My Mind Off...A Revisit

My brain never relaxes, it is always racing.  I am always thinking DEEPLY about something, even if I have to make it up. Every night I lay my head on my pillow and my mind seems to say, "Let the wild rumpus begin!" Before I know it, my mind is off -running like a ticker tape spitting out all of the days events coupled with a whole lot of crap.  I start thinking about everthing from my son's sudden change of temperment at school (he has ADHD) to having an argument with my daughter's high school principal about bullying.  Did I mention my daughter is 3?

All of this thinking has exhausted me.  Last week I stayed up until 3:00am stressing over a conflict I am having with a friend.  The wierd thing is, I am not sure she is aware we are having a conflict. Ok,  I do have a touch of OCD - or so I have been told, so sometimes thoughts just get stuck in my head. It actually takes me an hour to fall asleep for a nap. I know I have some company out there.  I can't be the only one!

Fellow bloggers, do you have any tricks of the mommy trade that help you wind down at night.  Let me know your thoughts.  Keep in mind, I am not a big drinker and I don't smoke pot. (Smile)'

I wrote this blog over two years ago and I am almost ashamed to say (not really) that this has been my reality for this week.  The last couple of weeks actually.  The difference is I know why I am in this overactive state.  I am like this any time I work too much.  Even though my work isn't necessarily that productive.  That's the funny thing about spazzing, you think you are getting stuff done when you are not.  Not at all.    So I spend the night scrolling through my mind and cataloging all the stuff that I didn't get done.  In short... I still need to practice slowing my brain down.  Any advice?


  1. Meditation has worked wonders for calming down my monkey mind before bed. Check out Tara Brach: or this youtube video:

    Good luck!

    1. Thanks Pam! Monkey Mind!! That's funny. I will take a look at the video and let you know how I fare. As a matter of fact the church that I attend has been doing an extensive teaching on meditation. I should do what I know...right???