As summer comes to a close, there is an emergence of people trying to fit in meetings. I love meetings and meeting new people, so a day of 5 meetings is a good day in my books. So on this day, I was especially excited to not only have 5 meetings but then a birthday dinner, a concert in the park and birthday drinks planned.
Towards the end of my third meeting with as a collaborator of mine, he says “You are always working on so much, you make me feel scattered…do you feel scattered?” I say, “Actually no!” I love working on a ton of things at the same time and to me they are all intertwined. I shook off the idea and carried on with my meetings. By meeting 5 I was starting to feel a little icky and within an hour, my body crashed on me.
I ended up not being able to go to any of my birthday celebrations and then spending the next 4 days pretty much in my bed, going through chills, sweats and just giving in to my body. While my brain clicked away, I was too tired to even write or read. It was dreadful. I felt like my mind and body decided to give me a lesson on feeling scattered. There wasn’t much I could do, but wait it out. It was such a relief when I could finally watch 6 hours of YouTube and then finally get out of the house and get back on my feet and into the world!
When do you feel scattered? How do you regain your footings?