Friday, June 8, 2012
A "Cluttered" Mind
Have you ever had so much mind "clutter," that you did something absentmindedly? Well, a few weeks ago, I accidentally took one of Dominic's Ritalin tablets!! I keep 3 out of the 4 medicines that I take for my heart "issues" on our kitchen counter as well as his bottle of Ritalin. I guess I was thinking about the new medicine the cardiologist just put me on and was also thinking it was time to give Dominic his third Ritalin dose of the day. After I realized what I had done, I hyperventilated a little kind of wondering what the reaction would be. He is on a small dose (5 mg), thank goodness, so I kind of sat back and waited to see what might happen. Luckily, there was no bad reaction, it actually kept me more focused for the next couple of hours than I had been all day. I sometimes wonder if I have ADHD :) I think when you're a mom/parent, your mind is always one step ahead thinking about what you have to do next. I'll never forget one time I was in a store and I was so much in my own thoughts, I almost rammed my cart into another lady. I said, "oh, I'm so sorry, I was in my own little world." She kind of laughed at me and said, "well, I hope you're very happy there!" I laughed and said back, "well, yes I am!" I had a good chuckle about that for the rest of the day :) Today, I locked myself out of my house. I beginning to really think my mind needs a good "decluttering!"