I’ve got friends who are losing it lately. Too much stress in their jobs, in their lives and poof! they’re not able to cope. In fact, one went to the hospital the other day because she hadn’t slept in 3 nights, felt “delirious” and couldn’t remember anything in short-term. She called out of her job (which is in the mental health field) and is currently on ‘leave’ until next week. The hospital ER doctor called it excessive stress and fatigue and sent her home. Alone.
So her sister and I have been calling her and keeping each other in the loop. She’s divorced and her kids are independent so they don’t even know what’s going on with their mom. I don’t live nearby so it’s not like I can go check in on her or bring her some yummy chicken soup which always helps. Luckily her sister lives about an hour away and she’s been to see her (and take her to the hospital). But my friend was adamant that her sister not stay with her at her home when she was released.
I’ve heard of many people beginning to crash under what they’ve been through as many jobs have increased stress associated with them these days. I don’t know why though I’ve been spared and am eerily centered.
Eerily centered is that I am at peace and able to navigate others’ stressors. It started maybe a week ago when my computer just overheated (again) and the tech helper on the phone ERASED my computer without my knowledge nor consent. I could have lost it and lost precious peace time in my head. Instead, for whatever reason that I can’t even begin to figure out, I got mad for about 30 minutes and then made an appointment to buy a new one even though this one wasn’t even 2 years old and had already had problems in the past.
Fresh start. Let it go. Move on. Whatever it is, it is was what kept repeating in my head so I didn’t deal with the suffering of worry, I just trusted that there was nothing I could do and so be it.
And guess what? It worked! I got a new computer and whatever I’ve lost, I don’t care about now. There was a lot that transferred over to the new one from the cloud so that’s good.
I don’t know if anyone else is feeling eerily centered, but please let me know how you’re doing!