Passing Day(s) by Debra H. Goldstein

Passing Day(s) by Debra H. Goldstein

What a day this has been! Where did time go? These two sentences seem to sum up the way I’ve been feeling lately. I’m not sure why, but it seems like the days are getting shorter and my to-do list, while not much longer than at other times, seems to be fluttering in the wind.

Part of it is that I’m easily distracted. It doesn’t matter if the distraction relates to something important or is absolutely mundane. It simply occupies more time than it did in the past. I can’t tell you why.

Nothing feels pressing; and yet, my do-list begs to differ. I don’t care. I recognize that this period of malaise is not incurable. Some sleep, resolution of a family problem, playing with grandchildren, a good writing idea, or maybe a good dinner with friends will wake me from my fog. It may happen tomorrow or perhaps in two weeks, but it will happen. In the meantime, I think I’ll kick up my heels, put on some music, and enjoy doing nothing. It’s only a matter of time until I’m back to being a Type A person.

7 replies
  1. Gay Yellen
    Gay Yellen says:

    Debra, sorry to hear you’re in the doldrums. I can relate. You’re wise to try to take the lull as a time to enjoy other things until life rights itself. In the meantime, be well!

  2. Lois Winston
    Lois Winston says:

    Debra, I’m right there with you. I’ll go for periods of time–sometimes short, sometimes longer–when I don’t have the physical or mental energy to tackle anything. But it always passes, so I don’t stress over it too much. I call it “me” time, time to take a step back and recharge. Or maybe it has something to do with both of us being Newark girls? Hmm…something to ponder during one of those down times…

  3. Kathryn Lane
    Kathryn Lane says:

    Debra, I share your sentiment. The only difference is that I’ve been afflicted by this feeling for almost three months. When I have a good day with lots of accomplishments, I think I’m back to normal. My euphoria is short-lived as I fall back into a fog, too distracted to get much done.
    We will overcome this feeling!!!

  4. Barb Eikmeier
    Barb Eikmeier says:

    Debra sometimes our bodies slow us down when we aren’t smart enough to do it for ourselves. I bought one of those copper bracelets with magnets in it. The instructions that came with it said “if your skin turns green from the metal, take a nap”. No shame in putting your feet up and letting the world flow around you for a bit.

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