The Spin Cycle

No, I’m not talking about that setting on your washer.cartoon-spin_cycle4

Although the love for the labor of laundry that I do have is, well, ok, let’s be real, I hate doing laundry.

Wait, where was I?

Oh, the spin cycle.

Yes. I hate the spin cycle.

First, it starts with one of three different settings. Physical, Emotional, or Mental. It is never the same, but it always starts with one of the three of those (for the purpose of explanation, I will pick the physical one, so you get where I am coming from and going).

So, let’s say it starts with a physical pain. I get a lot of those these days. Quite frequently in my shoulder, as I think maybe I have torn something. Might be my rotator cuff, but still working with my doctor to figure that out. But that thought of having to have surgery causes me to dwell a while on my shoulder. I don’t want surgery, I’m not a huge fan of it, besides I have heard the horror stories and what not. So, now that my mind is stuck on that thought, my emotional stress rises.

And everyone knows that stress causes all kinds of anomalies (ewww, Star Trek word) in the human body, and some of those are physical symptoms, which leads me back to feeling some form of pain, which leads me to….

Yeah, you get the picture.

The biggest problem with “The Spin Cycle” is that it causes me to loss all my focus. I haven’t been able to focus on anything for quite a while. Sure, I can do it short term, maybe 3 to 4 minutes at a time. But anything longer really requires a lot of discipline (or something that I really can get lost in, like my writing).

It really does suck, cause it affects a lot of my life. So I end up not getting done some things I know need to be taken care of (which by the way leads to more stress and increases the spin cycle), or I can’t take the time to plan things out because I am under stress, or I don’t want to do it because my body is in pain…

And all I want to do sometimes is quit.


But then, who would write my blog?


So, what do you do to get out of your ‘spin cycle’?


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