23 Jun You are Never Alone
For anybody with a fast-moving frontal lobe, it’s easy to find yourself lost in your thoughts. Especially when nothing is immediately grabbing your attention (work, school, relationships), the brain is so used to being turned “on” that you cannot seem to locate the “off” switch. You look to friends and family to help you find what you seek, but that switch is hidden somewhere inside your blood, flesh, and organs, and searching for it is turning out to be more exhausting than any of your commitments. What’s a person to do to get a little R&R? (That’s rest and relaxation for the acronym-challenged).
Some people become workaholics, because their brains are so good at being ON. Others find temporary escape and comfort in the downers of alcohol, Xanax, or other nervous system depressants. While I, myself, enjoy a good cup of chamomile tea and the fifth or sixth video installment of Harry Potter, those things are not always at my disposal and I’m left shambling, wondering what could possibly bring some comfort while my brain goes from high function to a lower frequency.
Yoga is helpful to many. Music brings about a sweet symphony to eager ears. Dogs and animals and volunteer work have the power to bring about a soulful change. But, sometimes it’s hard to even get moving when your body is in a state of shock from having just been moving so much. Maybe you just lie down, close your eyes, and listen to some ocean waves crashing via Youtube.
Whatever it is you choose to do in times of angst, fear, or worry, knowing that your state of being is only temporary is probably the most sound piece of advice I can offer you. A close second would be that you are not alone, at all. Everything you feel and think has assuredly been felt or thought by somebody else, at some point in time, in some walk of life, in some other geographic location. The feelings that now plague your existence have arisen to teach you something. If you are not in the mood to think about what you are supposed to learn from the feelings, don’t worry about it right now. Take some time to zone out. Watch some TV. Eat, if you are hungry. Drink some water. Take a nap. Think happy thoughts and trust that you will feel better soon.
You are never alone.