Thursday, June 28, 2012

If Stress Makes You Stupid, Then I'm Getting Dumber By the Day!

We're almost out of the mud. I know this, I can see the light, but the daily struggle doesn't feel any easier. Do you ever wish we could just go back to the days of the caves, where we had all we needed just by hunting and foraging? Or even the days of trade. I've got a nice bunch of basil growing, now can I have some milk?

Did you know that stress actually causes brain damage? It kills off cells required for memory. Perhaps that's why you feel a little foggy when the stress of life is raining down heavily. You can't quite see through the curtain of water falling down around you. You know something is there, you just can't quite grasp it.

Stress causes illness. It weakens the immune system. Stress decreases your creative ability. I'm feeling the impact of this one. Stress shortens your temper - unfortunate for my sweet children during summer vacation. And for me, at least, it lowers my self-esteem. Which, in turn, exaggerates the other negative effects of stress.

Soon, I know. But why not today? When will the knots in my stomach release? When will my shoulders relax? When will I have the time to really be with my children without thinking of the articles I have due or the website I should be working on that will allow me to buy some groceries to feed my family or even thoughts of the laundry that is piling up again... when will those thoughts stop stealing half of my attention from them?

When will I feel focused, rested and free? At peace in my skin and my surroundings? When will the best of me be able to shine through? When will life feel secure again?

 I'm adding this post to this blog hop!


  1. Ugh, that is such a tough spot to be in! I'm so sorry to hear that you are feeling so stressed...and even more sorry to hear that it causes brain damage. I feel I might have some problems soon too! :)

    I hope you can find something to help ease your tension soon!

    Visiting from Shell's PYHO!

    1. Thank you! I think all moms must suffer a little bit of brain damage at the hands of their children! :) Worth it in the long run.
      Thanks for your visit.

  2. Sorry you are going through this! I hope things let up for you soon!

  3. Ughhh, I totally understand how you feel, I think all moms can relate. I am constantly stressing out over everything! My husband always keeps me in check by reminding me how unimportant all the things I stress about are. Stopping by from the blog hop! Am now a new follower:) Would love if you could follow me back!

  4. I can relate with you! Sometimes I have to sit down and count my blessings to keep myself in check.

    Stopping by from the Make My Morning Blog Hop!
    Have a great week!


  5. Sounds like my last post! We are all living it in one way or another. Love the blog! So glad I found it through the Bloggy Mom hop. Check out my last post so we can commiserate...

    1. Your last post was brilliant! Excellent bit of writing. Welcome to my blog, it's wonderful having you to commiserate with!

  6. Stress doesn't make me stupid, a lack of sleep does though !


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