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This is picture is SO accurate! At any given moment I can have 20 different thoughts within 30 different areas running through my mind. Take now for instance:
“Go check the meatballs. Wait did I send that email? What am I going to write about this week on the blog? Oh shoot I need to pack! Did I finish washing clothes? Can Sweet Pea please stop saying Mommy for just a minute? I wonder what time Hubby is getting home today? I need to take these braids out, but I don’t feel like it. What am I going to wear tomorrow? Don’t forget to pack Sweet Pea’s lunch. Will she please be quiet for a minute, i can’t hear myself think! Go check the meatballs”
LOLOLOL!!! See what I mean. It’s crazy and some what sad. With all of this going on in my brain its easy to tap out for a minute and get caught up in the whirlwind inside of my head. Not good. I need an outlet, or rather I need to get back to the one I put in place a while back…Journaling. I’ve bought so many different cute journals with the best intentions to sit down at night and write before going to bed. Time to unwind, pour out my heart, get out my frustrations, make plans for the days ahead…but to be honest that just doesn’t happen every day. I may go for a good week and write consistently, skip and day and honey that’s it! (Kinda like my work out regimen lol) I walk past that journal everyday saying I’ll do it tonight and look up a week or two later and haven’t touched it. I’m tired of doing that and I’m seeing now more and more the need for me to “brain dump” to get it all out of my system. Laying down with so many things on my mind affects my sleep, sometimes causes crazy dreams and then I wake up tired and even more thoughts than the day before. The cycle has to stop.
So enough with the excuses, time out for being “too tired”, I’m getting back to it. Writing has become my therapy, my place of peace if you will and I need to give more time to it. One so that I can keep my sanity (for real), two so I can write effective, meaningful posts (so you will keep reading), and three, the most important, so I can hear clearly from Heaven. With all of MY own wants, thoughts, desires, needs, etc. on my mind, it clouds my perspective or clear perception of the voice of the Lord. I don’t like that and in this season definitely don’t need that. I want to make sure I hear from Him and know that it is Him speaking and just not my own subconscious getting in the way.
Maybe you have it all together and this is not an area that you struggle in and if so praise God. But if not, I encourage you to designate a time daily to just have a brain dump. Get it all out of your system. Carry your journal with you if you have to. That way if you feel the need to write, you can. It will make you feel lighter, a little more focused and ready to conquer the tasks before you. We can do this Girlfriend! Pray my strength in this area and I promise to do the same for you!
Peace & Blessings,