It hasn’t rained yet, but I am still in bed. I know that I need to eat, and I will, sometime soon. But I am sooooo tired. It took me over an hour and a half to get home last night. Next time, I just won’t listen to my GPS when she (her name is Garmina) tells me of alternate routes that involve two lane roads that are already known as alternates to others…
When I finally got back on track – back to I-285, about 3 or 4 miles past where I got off earlier – I had to stop at a restaurant for cheese dip, chips, and to write in my paper journal for a while. I am seriously thinking of just staying at school until 6 or 7 PM – maybe walking the track, writing my novel, taking a nap in my classroom – until it is “safe” to go home. Maybe this was just a bad week for traffic…
When I did try to get up around noon, I went downstairs and found out that someone had drunk my last Diet Coke. That sent me back to bed pretty quickly. When my husband got home from working out, he went and got me another 12-pack, so I have been up since.
I went down to check my e-mail and my FaceBook, and got this in my Daily OM Horoscope:
September 26, 2009
Leo Daily Horoscope
You might feel tired today, especially if your work life and social activities have been hectic. You could feel a sense of burnout or weariness as a result, even if you have been enjoying yourself. Taking some time for yourself to rest and recharge could lift your mood and restore your energy again. Today would be a good day to engage in soothing or creative diversions like painting or crafts. You might also consider putting everything aside and doing nothing at all. While this may seem boring, allowing yourself a chance to sit in peaceful silence today so you can rest your mind and body could have incredible restorative power.
Engaging in relaxing activities can reduce stress, soothe our senses, and restore our energy so that we can enjoy our regular activities again. Stress and busyness tend to create a cumulative effect in our minds and bodies, so we might not initially notice that we are doing too much until we begin to lose our motivation. Once we become aware of our fatigue, we can simply choose to engage in restorative activities and regain our vitality. Even better, if we make these activities a regular part of our lives, we can avoid reaching the point of excessive fatigue. Giving yourself the gift of rest and relaxation today can help you release stress and stay energized.
Wow! Permission to be a lazy person all day long… Just what I needed! I may get up and go to see a movie – I haven’t seen the new Harry Potter yet… But now, I am committed to doing as little as possible. Maybe I’ll order a pizza.