In my own life, one of the worst things I can do -- yet, I often do it, anyway -- is spend hour-after-hour, day-after-day marinating in all the "health" blogs, podcasts, YouTube lectures, and even this forum. My mind, and, thus, my body needs a break.
Today, where I live, it was around 73°F (22.8°C), sunny, and breezy. I have a small back deck, so I sat in the sun for a bit to charge my batteries. Finally, after several days of postponing it, I mustered-up enough determination to vacuum my living room.
First, however, I needed to empty the bin on my vacuum cleaner. In order to avoid making a mess, I went into the garage to do so. After emptying the vacuum bin, I noticed the garage really needed to be swept. So, I took the vacuum cleaner back inside, got my car keys, moved the car outside, and swept the garage.
As I pulled my car back into the garage, I noticed the interior really needed to be cleaned. So, I went back
inside to get the vacuum cleaner and brought it back
into the garage. I vacuumed the seats, floor mats, under the floor mats, under the seats, and the crevice between the seat and the center armrest. I found a quarter, along with dust, dirt, and some potato chip crumbs.
Then, I decided to wipe-down the dashboard, instrument cluster, and cupholders. While doing so, I played the stereo - several Sinatra tunes. Next, after completing that little bit of work, I planned to start the car and pull it forward a bit, so I could close the garage door.
But, the car wouldn't start! I forgot that the battery is a bit weak and needs to be replaced, so the three or four songs (plus amplifier and interior light) was enough to drain the battery.
Finally, after trying to reach my neighbor, I was able to connect with him and he brought over his car and some jumper cables and gave me a boost. From there, I went to Chipotle for a burrito bowl and then to the grocery store for a few items.
After all of this, I never did vacuum the living room. ha...
Despite how tired I'd been at the start, I ended the day feeling better than I have in a while.
For me, I've demonstrated to myself, many times, that staying out of my head for a day or two yields big dividends. Constant, extreme fatigue has been one of my major challenges for the past four-and-a-half years. But, sometimes, just a little momentum is all I need to get going. After that, I can "forget" about
the fatigue and other issues, if only for a while. I may feel it tomorrow, but it was worth it for today.
Post Edited (The Dude Abides) : 4/3/2018 10:21:22 PM (GMT-6)