Ya’ll, anybody else out there super duper awkwardly clumsy?
Oh yeah. You know it. I’ll knock over any susceptible object. Something will break. Someone will get stepped on. Gosh, it’s the worst.
Why am I so clumsy?
Why do I have this tendency? I can only come up with reason: I’m always lost in my thoughts. I feel like Anne Shirley, of Green Gables fame, who always got into “scrapes” because she was imagining herself in Italy, or baking a cake for the queen. My daydreams are usually about how to rearrange furniture, or what to blog about next, but the result is the same. I tripped over my boyfriend’s elderly sleeping dog last night and you should have seen how she kept looking over at me afterwards. The sweet doggie has forgiven me today, but gosh!
Disaster also strikes when I’m trying to move too quickly, again, focused elsewhere. A hand goes the wrong way, and crash a glass breaks. Or I smash my head into the ceiling of the car because I’m in a hurry to get into Costco. Oi.
The Present Moment
I think a lot of it has to do with my difficulty in staying in the present moment. My brain is working on checklists and to-do lists and Amazon lists…lists, lists lists. Project, tasks, what has to be done. One time I read a meme that perfectly described my perpetual mental state: “It’s like an internet browser with dozens of open tabs and random music playing from somewhere.” Mhmm, yes ma’am, that’s me.
Is there a solution? I sure hope so. When I take a deep breath and bring my mindfulness up a tad, I find myself having fewer “oops” moments. My theory is that if I can be more fully aware of what I’m doing right now and where I am right now, my dexterity is bound to improve. Right? I’m going to give it a dedicated attempt this week. Do you think it will help? Fingers crossed!
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Great post! Luckily dogs are very forgiving!
And she is such a sweet doggo! <3