Executive functioning. How many of us have issues with this? How annoying is it that this tiny little area of your brain that’s right between your peep holes should be in charge of and contribute to how well we function in the world?
I for one am getting quite irked.
I have been familiar with the term for a long time without being consciously aware of how much this effected me. It wasn’t until my health started worsening and there were more pressures to deal with and stress in my life, that I started noticing this little area of my brain start to seriously malfunction.
I had read some about it and noticed correlating evidence in my son but didn’t get that light bulb moment on how it effected me. Not till I watched an enlightening video from an amazing lady who runs a page called Oh My Musical Goodness on Facebook. She was explaining how executive functioning worked and it was then that it slapped me in the face on how much I had been struggling with it for quite a while.
I can get up so early in the morning, well before anyone else, I’m talking butt crack of dawn early. But somehow even though I turn my phone off so I’m not distracted, I drink my coffee while getting ready, and Hoover breakfast down so fast I’m surprised someone doesn’t need to give me the Heimlich maneuver, I still, somehow, end up in this time warp. So
that even though it feels like I’m moving fast, to the rest of the world I’m stuck in a time bubble like the replicators in Star Gate SG1, and moooooooooovvvvvvviiiiiinnnnngggggfgsssuuuuuppppppeeeeerrrrrrslllllooooooowwwwwwwwww………
It’s hard as hell for people to not get impatient with me, damn it I get impatient with my self enough. And even though I’m aware of it, I see it in my son and it’s sooooooo hard to not get impatient with him!
It’s a vicious cycle.
Today’s status? Feeling like I need a brain transplant. Or a coffee IV. Which ever comes first.