Sunday, September 2, 2012


I find it really difficult to do nothing. As I'm sitting on my sofa, listening to music and drinking a margarita, my mind is going in a million different directions. I want to just sit and relax; however, I am very easily distracted. I've picked my laptop up four times in the past 20 minutes and I keep putting it down.

Am I distracted because I am contemplating my future or how I might make various dreams come true? Or are the distractions just excuses to keep me from being in the moment? I hate that my mind races. It's exhausting.

My stream of consciousness in the past 20 minutes has included thoughts about: decorating our new camper in a beach theme, knowing that I really need to put clothes away but not even attempting to, my dog looks so cute that I have to wake him up and give him some snuggles, I feel like reading a book but I'm not sure what I'm in the mood for, it seems like a perfect time to cut up a watermelon, I feel like creating a new website but I'm not sure what I want to do, I wonder what it is like to go on an air boat ride, I don't know what business idea to focus on, I should finish the children's book series that I started three years ago, I don't know how to move forward with my photography, we planned on having shrimp and fish for dinner but I don't feel like cooking, I feel like watching a Twilight movie but I can't ask my husband to watch again, we ran out of milk for our coffee tomorrow, I can't just sit here - what's wrong with me?

Do I have ADD? How does one truly relax when life is so short? There's too much to do. There are too many distractions in this world. How do you deal with them all?


  1. I wish we could manually reach inside our minds and sort of separate the million thoughts in there so they don't come jumbled up on us like that.

  2. LOL. I'm like this too. The only thing I can do is tire myself out so much that I can hardly move :( It's not ADD. It's called having a creative mind! No escape ...

  3. The creative mind is always working over-time... I think that's the price one has to pay... which is a small one, I think...
    ...and I love your honest and heart-felt reflections!

  4. I can relate! There are always things to do, and not enough time. I tend to weigh things by what needs to be done first. If there's a deadline or time frame for something, that will eventually rise to the forefront and I'll get busy. I also make lists...then I cross off things as I get them done. I love looking at the list and seeing what I've accomplished. :-)

  5. It's nice to know that others are this way. Being a creative person isn't easy but it sure makes for an interesting life.

    I love seeing things checked off my list as well!

  6. I feel this way all of the time! There's never enough time to do all the things I want to do, and when I do try to do something that I want to do, all I can think about are the millions of things that I need to do—things that I should be doing instead. I'm not sure how to balance it all...