My message, When the body and mind are stressed there are ways to refresh and recharge your batteries. Why is this a quest? Disrupting your life's pattern to feel change takes effort, sometimes luck and time. Here are two ways Theresa and I unwound this week.
Theresa thinks a lot, makes lists, worries about those lists and tries to get too much done in a short time. Her vacations are usually spent doing chores she wants to get done but doesn't have time for during the working week. She tries to get the work done first then is out of time to relax. Early this week something strange happened. We got regular rain most of the day, not thundershowers and Theresa had no indoor projects planned. Time to read by an open window. Then, time to put book down and listen to the rain hitting the trees and plants, it was a good. She also loves it when the cats want to use her for a sleeping cushion. Also gotta love the big guy who knew she was tired and didn't move around the house so he wouldn't wake her up. Three hours later she says "I haven't been able to do that for a long time." REFRESHED.
There are times when I can think of nothing but dark thoughts. (Home issues suck, work sucks, I am going to get yelled at by somebody, someone is out to get me, I'm not good enough. Would I REALLY get fired if I put this jackhole through the wall? He is annoying.) Sometimes all I want to do is sleep and I am not worried about getting up. That and liking to eat tends to get a person over weight, which I am. I have also found that I still feel like crap when I finally get up. Not good.
I have been trying to get in better shape lately and have been reminded that I am not a kid anymore. Walking is the best exercise. I walk when I can (usually around three miles in about an hour or more at least three times a week) and use the bike trail across from our yard. I Know I can do more and today was the day I proved it. I walked home from work, five miles. Not bad.
Almost all thoughts were good. Beautiful day, cool plants, cool dragonflies, cute chipmunks etc... Darkest thought was if I am going to blog about this I should have brought the flippen camera, oh well. Near the house I could hear Home Sweet Home by Mottly Crue playing in my head. REFRESHED
Theresa and I have very different ways of feeling better. Both of us thought it was cool when the tree frogs started singing in our yard last night. It was cool to go to sleep to at least five different frog songs by our windows.
type at ya later.