Some days I just feel brain dead.
During these times, I will find my brain "jumping ahead" of what it is taking in. I just watched a talkshow where a guy made reference to something do with with the Vietnam war and he mentioned the number "260 people" and I thought, "Did
he really mean 260,000?" when he obviously didn't.
Or I didn't sleep much one night last week and had to catch a flight early in the morning, and after I got my suitcase I think I might have even looked at the name tag and saw that it was wrong, but I took the suitcase anyway. When I got home, it was not my suitcase.
Or sometimes I feel like I really have to think when I talk or else I'll say the wrong word. I notice when I mix up words in a sentence (saying something like, "The laugh clowned" instead of "The clowned laughed") and it seems like I might be doing it too often. It feels like I have to think too hard sometimes to talk.
Or sometimes I will quickly misread things. I will read a news article and misread a word I don't see that often for a word I see often. Sometimes, I will quickly read a headline online and feel like I have a preconceived notion of what it should say, so I read it as that and then halfway through the story I have to scroll up and see, "Oh, it said 'Hilliary Clinton upstaged', not 'Bill Clinton upstaged'," as an example.
SOmetimes it feels like talking requires a lot of energy, especially if it's for something mundane. I'll mean to say, "It's not a bad thing not to want to settle" and instead say "It's not a bad thing to want to settle" and then realize a couple of seconds later that I neglected to put another "not" in the sentence.
I don't know, am I just fatigued? Is this just residual anxiety
from a traumatic experience? Is it just overflowing brain circuits? What can I do?