Do you know the song, ♫ “You spin me right round baby, right round, like a record baby, right round, right round… ♪”?
Anyways. That’s how my world feels like this week. Everything seems to spin if I don’t have one central focus point.
So there’s a couple of things I’ve been learning from this concussion-world-spinning thing.
One. Have a focus point. Without one central focus point, my whole world begins to spin.
Sometimes I feel like my world is spinning on an everyday basis, even when I don’t have a concussion. Because I don’t have one focus point. My day becomes a blur of tasks, meetings, running to and fro, and it can get overwhelming. But when I do have one focus point, I do tend to be able to concentrate and get to where I need to go in actually a more direct manner.
Two. Ask for what you want. I can’t believe how many times I’ve been frustrated on behalf of elderly people. I’ve heard my pregnant friends complain that they can’t get a seat on the train. But what I found out over the past week is that if you go to the silver seats and you actually ask somebody and say, “Excuse me. I hit my head, and I tend to get dizzy very quickly if I’m not holding on to something and have a focus point, may I please sit down?” They’ll give you the seat. But I have had one case where the boy didn’t give me a seat. He pretended that he couldn’t understand me. Later on, I pulled his earphones out of his ears and asked, “Why didn’t you change with me?” And he said, “I couldn’t hear you.” Anyways, the […]