How many times have you been running around your house, late for work, looking for your keys? Heck, you had driven home last night....they have to be here somewhere!!! Frantically, the clock is ticking by and you are running later and later. Only to find them right where you put them! This, my friends, is called “brain overload”. The culmination of too many responsibilities, projects, calendars, meetings, time constraints, stress, appointments, and pressure! You cannot possible handle one more thing!
I had an extreme case of brain overload when my three children were little. Life was stressful. I was pretty much a single parent. The children’s dad was working in California while I lived in Oregon. I was managing the kids, the home, working part time at the local hospital teaching chair aerobics to patients, plus working at a local health club. At the same time, I was struggling to come to terms with my relationship with my mother. To say I was a little stressed is an understatement. I was squeezing in a grocery shopping trip between duties. I had finished loading all the groceries in the back of the van without closing the back door of the van. I drove away from the store and down the street. As I left, a trail of toilet paper, apples, cereal, milk, etc. falling out of my van behind me.
Definitely brain overload! If I had known then what I know now, I would have taken a few minutes to decompress and catch my breath.
I am sure you have similar situations that have happened in the past or are happening now. I suggest taking it one step further and add a daily meditation. I can hear you now... “But I barely have time to breathe now! And you want me to add something onto my calendar?”
With meditation, the physiology of your body undergoes a change and every cell in the body is filled with more prana (energy). This results in joy, peace, enthusiasm as the level of prana in the body increases. Additionally, Meditation brings the brainwave pattern into an Alpha state that promotes healing. The mind becomes fresh, energized and recharged.