This time last week, I was at Balticon and it would have been the penultimate day of the con, and my busiest of the weekend. I may have been a bit ambitious about my schedule. Or, now that I’m thinking about it, maybe it was that I thought that I could just jump back into the mix without doing any kind of warm-up, or pre-workout stretching, as it were.
That weekend wiped me out.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad I went, it was time for me to get back out in the community. I’d missed the people and the conversations, and the whole geeky environment. I’d missed them on a level that was actually kind of surprising.
But the days following my return, I was mentally spent. I’d peopled too hard – again without a proper warm-up – and those metaphorical muscles got sore. I (Wisely as it turned out) took the day after I got back off work and I’m glad I did. I returned to the dayjob on Wednesday and you’d think that having a 3-day work week would be a walk in the park, but those three days felt like an entire week, and then some.
As I headed into the weekend, I’d planned on trying to rest and reset myself, but there was stuff to catch up on here at the homestead and I ended up doing just the opposite. It wasn’t all work, but the play often went deep into the wee hours and sleep suffered.
So here I am, Sunday, mid-day, and I feel a bit worn out. I also feel like I’m at that reset point finally. It’s going to be an early night, I’m going to manage the To Do list (or, at least try to) to keep the load light today, and I’m going to focus on refilling the well as much as I can today.
It’s good to push your limits, though I’d suggest doing it with a plan, and remember: Balance is both something to strive for, but it’s also something that life applies to you in a way.
Thanks for reading. Be safe out there. Be Excellent to Each other – and yourself.
I’ll see you on Thursday.
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