Mind wandering

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  1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months ago

    I'm having one of those days where my mind can't concentrate.
    I keep trying to read, or start writing, but it's not working.
    Maybe it's the rain.  Maybe it's Vax-a-Million.
    Maybe I've just got too many thoughts inside the old noggin.
    I'm gonna just take a break and try again after while.
    Happy Writing Everyone.

    1. Urwa786 profile image60
      Urwa786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Brenda, How are you?
      I look forward to your new prompt. You are indeed one of the best writer. cool

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you.  The new prompt is childhood.
        I appreciate your kindness.

    2. Misbah786 profile image88
      Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Brenda, Take some time to rest and recover. You don’t always have to be so busy, pushing yourself so hard. I hope you will feel better soon. Take good care of yourself. Hope you will feel better soon
      Blessings and Love

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Misbah
        Thanks.  I feel fine. My thoughts just aren't there to be creative & my mind keeps wandering when I read.
        Give me a bit & I'll be back to normal.

        1. Misbah786 profile image88
          Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Best wishes to you, Brenda
          Much Love

          1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
            Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Thanks Misbah

    3. Kyler J Falk profile image90
      Kyler J Falkposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Sounds like you need a night on the town with some spicy company to get your mind back on track!

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Lol!

      2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        That just might work...have to let you know

    4. NateB11 profile image91
      NateB11posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I do that too. I find doing something physical can help, even a short walk.

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you.

        1. NateB11 profile image91
          NateB11posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          No problem, Brenda.

          1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
            Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            The weather is a bit nicer today.  Maybe I can get a walk in the park.

  2. lobobrandon profile image89
    lobobrandonposted 13 months ago

    I just call that procrastination. Have a nice day.

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Call it what you may, but this old mind ain't working.
      Thoughts are like that sometimes

      1. lobobrandon profile image89
        lobobrandonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Haha, procrastination to a certain extent is a good thing. Your mind wandering is what helps trigger good ideas for the future.

        1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
          Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          That's so true...tis how it is born!

  3. Miebakagh57 profile image70
    Miebakagh57posted 13 months ago

    I log in HubPages daily. But I don't write articls every day or every week.                                              That said, it gives me a break or two to do other things.                                              Give yourself a weeks' break. Visit the zoo in the morning hours, and let your mind go with the beast and call it a day in the even if that's pratical.                                       Likewise, visit the beach if you can swim. Do a back float and soak some sun while floating on! It's very relaxing.                                                                    "Boys and girls come out to play. The Moon doth shine as bright as day. Leave your supper and leave your sleep and come with your play fellow into the streets!"  Know it? Great, go for a picnic right in the woods. Or the side walk. Bill, our mail bag friend lately did one or two of these.                                                                Be free and return to life!

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      It's just now getting warm enough to get outside, the beaches are not open here yet.   
      After Memorial Day the end of this month.
      I write other places and I have a few deadlines to meet, so until I clear my schedule I got to get these thoughts working.
      Thanks for all your suggestions.
      I will try.

  4. Miebakagh57 profile image70
    Miebakagh57posted 13 months ago

    That I agree. And doing a different thing helps  more fertile the wandering mind.

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks.  I agree too.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image70
        Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Brenda, you're welcome.

  5. ravirajan01 profile image93
    ravirajan01posted 13 months ago

    Hi Brenda let me tell you a short story to cheer you up.

    In 1881, famous inventor Nikola Tesla had fallen seriously ill on a trip to Budapest. There, a college friend, Anthony Szigeti, took him on walks to help him recover.
    As they were watching the sunset on one of these walks, Tesla suddenly had an insight about rotating magnetic fields — which would, in turn, lead to the development of modern day’s alternating current electrical mechanism.

    So my advice is to follow Tesla's idea and just go for a long walk enjoying nature. Who knows you might create your best ever poem in these walk ?

    Food for thought !!!

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Ravi
      Thank you so much!!
      This is an awesome reminder that everything happens for a reason.
      I appreciate your story.

  6. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 13 months ago

    Being a writer is an adventure and has its neck pain. When it's a chore, I leave my computer, play with my pets, talk to my daughter, walk around the block, listen to a podcast or read a good book. Finding my way back to the computer is sometimes the toughest part of writing. Overcoming that barrier is rewarding!

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Kenna,
      Thank you so much!
      It's nice to know I'm not the only one who has times like these.
      I am trying, but I'm not quite there yet.
      Finishing up what I actually have to get done & then maybe a walk will do me some good.

  7. Constant Juma profile image53
    Constant Jumaposted 13 months ago

    Take a break. It's good for your brain too. See you when you return!

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Costant Juma,
      That sounds great!
      But I can't.   I've got a few deadlines to meet other than Hubpages.
      It's okay.  I'll take one eventually and it will be well worth it.

  8. Miebakagh57 profile image70
    Miebakagh57posted 13 months ago

    Brenda, don't destroy your health for ANY deadline, and don't set such again on writing.

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your kind concern

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image70
        Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        You're welcome. Stay safe and stay healthy.

 
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