Menopause Attention Deficit Disorder

River Eddy ©lynette sheppard

Theresa Venus sent me this horrifically funny clip about a woman of a certain maturity. Yes, I said horrifically. Because this video describes too much of this Menopause Goddess’s life. Maybe yours too?

I wrote about this phenomenon back in 2007 claiming that HDD (Hormonal Deficit Disorder) leads to Menopausal ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). While I can honestly say that the severity of the ADD has eased, I still have days that are reminiscent of being caught in eddies on a river. You know eddies. Those parts of the river, usually behind some obstruction near the bank, where the water swirls around in a circle actually heading upstream of the normal flow. Every good river boater knows that you can lose a lot of time and momentum in eddies.

One thing I have learned in my five plus decades as a woman and a river runner: don’t fight the current. Work with it, harness its power, use it to your advantage, and try to achieve some degree of harmony with the flow. Struggle never works. It will exhaust you and you won’t achieve the desired result anyway. We are not in control. And maybe that’s a good thing.

So on those days when my attention gets caught in multiple eddies, I just become part of the flow. And try not to leave anything burning on the stove.

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4 Responses to Menopause Attention Deficit Disorder

  1. cheryl May 1, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    I’m so glad there is someone else besides me that has days like this! Hysterical and true

  2. Holly May 3, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

    I’m all for going with the flow. Sometimes we just have to take it easy on ourselves. Tasks will get done, usually in a round about way. But the will get done. Great picture.

  3. Lynette Sheppard May 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    Thanks Cheryl and Holly – nice to know we are all in this together.

  4. rae May 4, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    wow, that is what i’m doing and trying to run our business at the same time!!!! i tell you, everyone at work has to help me, everyone!!!!!!

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