Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The solution to all our problems in the world

This going through a divorce thing is kind of stressful. This upcoming Monday is the big day. Decisions will be made, the cards will all be on the table, our hands will be dealt. Waiting for it is screwing with my concentration. Even the plot line from an episode of "According to Jim" would be to much for my frazzled brain right now. I believe I know what its like to have attention deficit disorder, but much like someone who pleads temporary insanity, I expect it to go away, so I am not looking for any Ritalin.

I start to work on something and my mind wanders. I am not living in the now very much, but rather inside my head, and my head is not doing much to help. I go back to the past and think about stuff that happened, and contemplate the "what if's" what if I would have done this?Or what if I would have done that? Or what if I wouldn't have done this? But just when that starts to drive you crazy, my thoughts go to the future and wondering about all that uncertainty. Its like a pendulum, I spend most of my time lately in the past or the future and this is clearly no way to live.
So, being resourceful, and after analyzing the situation I have decided on a couple of things. Am I going to sit down with my lawyer and strategize this through, not anymore. She is competent and from our discussions so far, I know she has my back. No, what I am going to do is break out my easy button. Because clearly, Just press this button and voila, it will all be easy again.
Also, I am going to a comedy club tonight to see a friend of a friend do his stand up routine. I will probably drink a few beers and just try to let it all unwind out of my head.


Brian in Mpls said...

I need an easy button or at least a pliers and and over ride for the difficult button on my life that seams to be stuck..

ldygator said...

We all need an "easy" button. That actually brought a smile to my face. I so needed that right now.

Quin Browne said...

i opt for a valium implant... when things are sucky, you slap your hip and HEY!

instant calm.

Bill From Gainesville said...

Brian, I think the Easy Button I purchased may be defective, I push it and it says its little spiel about "that was easy" but then my head still has all these doubts and thoughts of failure running through it.
LDY GATOR I am glad it brought a smile to your face. I am a big fan of the Easy button, you should go out and get one, they only cost about 5 bucks.
Quin,- Valium would probably help a bunch, just dont have any ...

Native Minnow said...

I could use a few beers, but seeing as I don't drink, maybe I'll get one of those easy buttons instead.

Quin Browne said...

i have no beer, no valium, no easy button.

slow and steady, my friend... slow and steady.

Bill From Gainesville said...

Minnow, -- Easy buttons are awesome because you know, they make things EASY
Quin, "Slow and steady wins the race, except in a real race" I saw that on a shirt within a blog somewhere....

"said" Woman said...

Hang in there...wish I had something clever to say.

Anonymous said...

This too shall pass...but like a friggin kidney stone, it's gonna hurt till it's gone. Try not to live within the "what if's", cuz it doesn't change a thing, try not to see into the future, because frankly, it's impossible. Remember the good, forget the bad, plan for tomorrow, but not so much that u forget to live today...Each day, one at a time, sometimes I can only do 1 hr at a time on hard days. When ur thoughts make u lose focus on what u have to and want to do for just today, break up ur day to include thinking those thoughts. Like say to urself, OK self, for 30 minutes I am going to do this work I have to do, then I will let u wander for 10 minutes. Set a timer, and giver ur brain the wander time, and set that alarm so u remind ur brains that "times up" I get take over. extend the time and u can train ur self to focus for longer bits of time, as long as u get the wander time...OK if it's really stupid, say so, but try it for part of a day before giving up control and focus to valium. And DANG MAN, I was hopin that easy button really worked...too bad

Bill From Gainesville said...

Said woman-- its just enough for me to watch a guy go nuts in his cubicle job.
Anon, thanks for the advice, and dont count out the Easy button just yet. I have kept it in the box so far, I havent given it the full chance to work its magic yet.

The Charming Hedonist said...

Mediation? Good luck, no matter what. And yes, it's nice to have an easy button. Last year, I went and got every paralegal in the office one. Now, when things get tough, someone hits it and it says "That was easy".

Comic relief anywhere you can find it.

Good luck on Monday. Hugs to you.