Grief and daylight savings time make me a noodle head

Is my new normal about being stupid?

14787bfee610be209d37056b46883436Nothing is worse for your grief than lack of sleep. You know if you don’t sleep you are weepier and more prone to sinking into the black hole of grief despair.

And nothing kicks that up like that “spring forward” time of year. Not that I have any past experience with grief and spring forward.

I had started to get up earlier and felt a little lift with spring coming when seeing that sunshine come through the blinds. That was prior to Daylight Savings Time (DST).

Adjusting for me has always been hard. But it’s kicking my @$$ this year. So why are we still doing this?

The cows don’t participate, why should I?

The cows don’t adjust. They refuse.

They think it’s stupid and they’ve all agreed that this is some insane human charade that they simply are not going to be party to. So why don’t I just refuse to do it, too. Grow spots and hang with the cows.

This is simply too much to ask a grieving mother to do.

I finally get my sleep sort of regulated and then this big DST wrench is tossed in and I’m totally off kilter. Tossing and turning and not falling asleep and dragging in the morning.

My grief brain is worse than ever–getting lost, getting frustrated and in general battling dyscalculia (my learning disability) and back to putting 2pm appointments at 2am in 2017.

One step forward, two steps back.


One reason to live

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked mental health speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational mental health keynotes, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, anxiety, coping strategies/resilience, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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