Have I ever had a day where I thought to myself "have I lost my mind?" Maybe I did something in our relationship that seemed sensible, or right for me at the time, but in retrospect seems like an incredibly "stupid" decision.
I need to think for a second, however, at how difficult it is to make good decisions with a TV blaring, a jackhammer pounding the pavement outside, the telephone ringing, and someone knocking at the door - all at the same time. Even the thought of all that confusion gives me a headache.
If I have a truckload of different thought and feelings going on in my head and body, it's difficult for me to make good choices. When I feel overwhelmed, maybe I need to take a walk, talk to a friend, or do something else to slow me down. The world won't come crashing down if I delay making decisions for an hour, or even a day. I can give myself the time I need to quiet down much of the noise inside.
When I do, I'll find my ability to think improves dramatically. Solutions to some of my problems seem to appear almost magically, and other problems suddenly become less important. Like closet space, I regain the use of my mind, simply by giving myself the time I need to reduce the clutter.
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