Originally Posted by gryeyes
I just had an horrific "senior" moment when I THOUGHT I had set all 77 eggs in their incubators on the 15th UPSIDE DOWN.
I mean, really - could I have done that? Whew! I hadn't.
Where do these horrible worries come from??
How many times has anybody thought maybe they left the coffee pot on? The iron? Forgot to mail a letter? Please.... R-E-L-A-X!!!!! This is supposed to be fun, remember?
I can give you the scientific explanation on this one for severe cases of worry having had first-hand experience with my mother whose worry-factor went through the roof.
The brain, believe it or not, is composed largely of fat, connective tissue, neurons and blood vessels. As we grow older, our brains shrink.... It's a function of aging and can be exacerbated by excessive alcohol consumption. And it is especially noticeable in older folk (which is why a fall is so detrimental, because the brain rattles around, hemorrhages and you get after-accident stroke happening). HOWEVER, the part of the brain that deals and processes worrying does not shrink AT ALL. So as they brain shrinks, the worry center *seemingly* becomes larger (although it does stay the same size) and, ergo, worrying goes up.
My mom lost a bit of weight and suddenly she was up all night worrying about nothing. And I mean it was the silliest stuff, but she was consumed by it.
This information is just FYI: I don't know your situation, weight or age and am not a doctor. And I, too, have moments of senioritis.... Which at this age and stage I just laugh off whereas when I was younger and more prone to strict adherence of perfection I wouldn't have tolerated. Life is quite perverse and the Universe has quite a sense of humor...just roll with it!