Midst life's thorns, thistles, and obnoxious weeds
You can become trapped and develop disease
Defeated with stress high and energy low
The frazzled mind takes a psychic blow
Coping skills shut down, you're in need of rescue
As you can't think your way out or know what to do
Thoughts are stuck feelings in a circular fashion
To break the cycle you must pray with passion
A hymn is a prayer and a soothing balm
Hum them, sing them and your heart will calm
Believe in the atonement and, for you, Christ did pay
And then your tears will flow in a different way
Just pondering this subject from what
I have experienced...
There's only so long your brain can perform in fight or flight mode and full steam ahead. The frontal lobe of reason and planning will shut down and you'll function at a lower level. You may think you are thinking but you are just feeling thoughts and you are literally in a rut as you do this again and again. You tell the brain this is how you cope. Sleep and food don't help, nor does advice. You need to write all those thought feelings down so the brain doesn't have to remember it all. Then seek the peace that comes with the spirit. Engage in scripture reading and higher reasoning, pray and sing. And give thanks.
I teach and sometimes panic sets in as pressure builds and starts to grip you.There is a schedule to keep and you've expectations of what the kids should know. I have a picture of me in the back of the room and I know I am smiling with love, joy, and the spirit. It warms me and reminds me and sometimes shocks me that I am that person.