We all have those days when we just feel off. While I’m pleased to say I am on the mend from mono (though obviously still taking it easy and listening to my body when it asks for more rest), mono meant a complete change in my day to day and it really started to catch up with me.
When you’re someone who is active and finds relief, relaxation and renewal through physical movement (running, yoga, walking), when you are suddenly forced into stillness, rest, and recovery mode, it doesn’t always go very well. Boredom quickly sets in and while an easy Netflix evening may be nice from time to time, it’s not my norm and hours of laying on the couch in front of a screen (and too tired to even hold up a book), got old quickly. It didn’t take long to feel like I was just living in my head. And we all know that’s not a place we want to spend a lot of time. 😉
I had quite the different week and weekend than I originally expected or hoped for. I ended up back at the doctor’s office when I really was still feeling under the weather, only to find out that I had mono. Needless to say, the weekend meant a lot of laying down on the couch, extra sleep, and a whole lot of Netflix. While that may sound nice, I quickly hit the anxious just-want-to-move and stop sleeping point. I do feel like I’m making a little progress every single day, but there will still be a lot of The Great British Baking Show for the next week or so.
Let’s get real for a moment. Last week was not a great week. My heart goes out to everyone who was impacted in the shooting in Las Vegas. I really don’t like to get political in this space, but my heart is absolutely broken and I can’t help but hope that as a country, we can all come together and put the lives of our fellow humans first.