Yes, absolutely. I had that problem last evening. I shared a meal with a friend, and although it was enjoyable, I kept trying to fight off all the worry of my ever-growing 'to do' list and sleep problems, etc....and then of course I was frustrated and angry with myself for allowing it to interfere with what should have been an hour or two of relief from the daily grind. My therapist has tried to help me to 'compartmentalize' these bad feelings and worries, and I can see it will take a lot of practice. I feel like I have to be vigilant about this throughout every day, and catch myself when it happens and flip the switch if at all possible. It's a struggle.
This morning I am doing things in stages.....tackle a few things on my list, come back here for a bit and read/post....go back to the 'to-dos'.....trying to keep moving forward and not let those demons get a hold on me. And breathe....I keep having to remind myself to breathe!
Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002. Medications: Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.
Oh my what was I going to say..............oh yeah, my mind wanders too. It also likes to kick into the obsessive mode and then it is all over the place. The stinkin thinkin starts circling the ole mind and that is when I have to really pull back to staying in the moment.