I think I have "sometimers" disease

Last Update: August 24, 2020

I think I have "sometimers" disease. . . .

Does anyone else have this problem? You think of something really good that you want to write about and then it just vanishes? The same thing happens when I have something to say during a conversation, but I am trying to listen to the other person and not just think about the thing that I want to say.

Well, I am pretty sure I had something really profound to share with all of you, but that was last week and since I didn’t write it down, I now have absolutely no idea what it might have been!

In fact, I don’t even know what I was going to say now.

I would like to blame this on old age, but the fact is...Well, the fact is that it probably does stem from old age!

But I also notice that it happens when I am feeling a bit stressed. Or, as the case may be, a lot stressed.

I have a lot going on this week and it is starting to rev up the old anxiety meter.

I know it will all be things that I can handle with no sweat (well, except the sweat from the sweltering heat).

Honestly, I much prefer the cooler weather. Like I always say, “If it’s cold, I can always put on more clothes, but when it’s hot, I can only take off so many!”

My forgetfulness has been something that has plagued me for years. I have to make lists or I completely forget what I am supposed to be doing. I’ve had to do that since college. I may have had to do it in high school, too, but I seem to remember that I remembered things a bit better way back then!

Over the course of the last month or two, I have taken a couple of classes. One was on gratitude and the other was on infinite possibilities.

Now those two things I remember!

I am thinking of designing my own course on these topics. I’ll need guinea pigs to try it out on, so if anyone is interested, let me know.

Anyway, try to keep cool the rest of the week and maybe I will remember what I was going to write about and can tell you all in my next post.

Have a great week everyone!

With 2020 Vision,
Karin 😎

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gnoose Premium
Welcome aboard Karin, I've been suffering from old timers disease myself. Lol. Last week I wrote a post on an idea that came to me while taking a shower. It was a great idea and I had so much to say. When I sat to write, most of it had slipped away. I usually use the voice recorder on my phone when ideas pop into my head. Too bad my phone is afraid of water, I could've recalled the moment. Oh well. Take care my friend.

Greg
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Karin13 Premium
Thanks for the warm welcome. I do use my phone recorder like when I am driving, but like your phone, mine is afraid of water, so those shower thoughts don't always get remembered! I think Dave48 said it perfectly...we need to slow down and focus!

With 2020 Vision,
Karin 😎
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BarbaraN Premium
We might all be forgetful at times. Blame it on overload--brain overload. You have to remember that the older we get the more stuff we pour in our brains. We expect these tired, old brains to remember everything we have stored there to come flooding back the moment we put in our order.
Someone told me once that our brains are like tape recorders(how long ago was that- and what is a tape recorder?) and it stores everything we have put in there. When we call up a memory, it takes time to sort thru all those tapes to call up the memory we want. Made perfect sense to me then.
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Linda103 Premium
There was a big discussion on memory at the weekend when I was visiting family. The age ranges were 51, 53, 64 and 82.
We were all saying how we forgot words, things we meant to do etc. This came up a few times over the weekend and then when it came up again on Sunday morning I said to my 82 year old Stepmum. Stop! We are actually telling our subconscious that we forget and reinforcing the action by repeating it constantly.
She thought about it and agreed that we were doing just that.
I have been saying for years I have a bad memory but actually I don't, I remember stuff from the past much more than my daughters do.
Minor stuff can temporarily elude but does come back.
We have to remind ourselves a lot, that we have a great memory and then we will.
Happy to be a guinea pig for you Karin, those topics are right up my street.
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Karin13 Premium
Once I get the class together, I will let you know, Linda!

With 2020 Vision,
Karin 😎
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Linda103 Premium
Thank you Karin.
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sandi32 Premium
I have "sometimers" disease, too, Karin. I have always had issues with my memory but as I have gotten older, it has gotten worse. I have taken to using spreadsheets to keep track of all of my article ideas. I also have started relying on Alexa and Siri to remember things.I have always felt that I would never know if I was experiencing signs of Alzheimer's because my short term memory has always been problematic.
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Sui_generis Premium
I so agree with you on the weather. There's only so much you can take off and I hate sitting in A/C all the time.

As far as forgetting what I was going to say or write.....it helps if I IMMEDIATELY write myself a note. Otherwise, like you, it comes and goes.

So frustrating.

~Debbi
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Karin13 Premium
The first couple of days of this heatwave it was so hot and humid I could barely keep my eyes open. I don't like shopping, but I went just to get into the air-conditioned stores.

Usually, I write stuff down so I don't forget, but lately, I have been so busy I just haven't been keeping up with that practice.

With 2020 Vision,
Karin 😎
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