They’re scary, ’tis true.
Yep! They’re really scary, unless…
We take them in stride.
If you remember what you forgot, that you forgot, there’s no reason to panic. You can still retrieve those moments at some time during your day.
Personally, I always question whether what I can’t remember is all that important anyway. After all, I don’t forget to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or put on my pants, and shoes. So there!
How rude. Who came up with the term “senior moments” anyways? I believe we all tend to forget things.
Some, at more “convenient” times than others.
I swear, it’s almost laughable!
So, don’t pity me for not writing every little thing down. Although, I must admit, it is helpful when I do.
You just have to remember to jot things down and put your notes where you can easily find them.
It’s probably also prudent to prioritize. How important is it to remember this or that? If it really means something to you, I can almost bet senior moments or no, you’ll remember.
At this juncture, I know what I know, and I know what I don’t know.
For instance, I know that change isn’t easy, but sometimes it’s necessary & F-A-S-T. When I do it right now, instead of putting it off, it seems to work out for the best.
I know that living in the moment, whether you’re a senior or no, makes for a happier life. This tends to make forgetting less of a possibility, because you’re right there with that memory – emotion and all.
I also know that as my senior years emerge, I need to look at my life in review. The good times more than the bad times – yes please.
I must admit however, some of those wonky times, even the times I have forgotten something makes for the best ha ha’s.
Now, some of you may think I’ve gotten off topic, and am trying to skirt the issue of what senior moments really are.
Umph! I beg to differ.
Misplacing your keys once in a while is an easy fix. Mis-laying anything once in a while is no reason to head to the doctor’s office.
You may simply have a lot on your mind at the time when you do this, and can usually auto-correct if you consider doing what I do.
“Look,” I always say, so I can refocus my attention.
Walking into a room and forgetting why you’re there is NOT a catastrophic event.
I promise you stressing out in the middle of the room does not help.
“What do I need here?” I always say.
Wait. What was your name again? It happens. You may have done this many times when you were younger, and just didn’t pay it much attention.
Now it means you can no longer go out socially and meet new people?
You remember faces, not names. You’re more visual, than auditory.
If you can still remember how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, there’s still hope that you’re A-OK.
If you can button your shirt or blouse, tie your shoes, and remember your family members birthdays, give yourself a big thumbs up.
So…for the time being anyways, get yourself a bowl of ice cream, turn on some of your favorite music, color, take a walk, meditate, do a crossword.
And…please please please stop that screaming!!!