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Motivating me. Or just a kick in the butt?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

I have had a little bit of stress in my life the last few days. I finished a large charity project (YAY!), and then found out my Father in Law will be going in for surgery. He will be going to a hospital and needing to drive in snow.

Then my dad caught a cold. That lead to some complications, that he had to go to the doctor for, and will ALSO need surgery, after the New Year. Then yesterday, I had to do a job at the sub that I detest, with the added enjoyment of a mouthy guy that I finally decided to ignore, but was ready to become... rather unprofessional with.

And, so, I had insomnia. Some of it is normal, for me, I wake at night, even if I am not stressed. But last night, it was like all the stress came at me in a big ball and conked me over the head. I was up just after midnight, and didn't get back to sleep until well after 3 am. I had read that whole time, so it wasn't wasted time.

(However, sleeping would have been much preferable to Romeo and Juliet. Er, it's for a book club...)

Anyway, this morning when I dragged me out of bed at 7, I was groggy. Not motivated, and really could give a red rip about being awake, let alone exercise. Had my breakfast, and glared at the rain outside. Stared at the fire. Read my 'computer stuff'. The rain slowly let up. Mood didn't. Bleah.

I had just about given up on walking. I decided to put on my MP3 player. It happened to be queued up to "Mind Your Manners" by Bliss n Eso. (Adult verbage, listener discretion advised) www.youtube.com/watch?v=
mlTM8zaLPVA


I just listened. It is amazing what upbeat music can do. I started to get some minor motivation. I decided, well, I am feeling 'wiggly', so I should at least walk a mile. The rain sputtered just a bit, but let up while I walked. Husband waved me back to the house, and mentioned that Mom had called, Dad went to the doc, and was doing much better. Husband also mentioned he'd talked to HIS Dad, and that things were stable there, for the moment.

I felt lighter. I decided to finish my walk, and made my 3 miles.

I still am draggy, but ya know? The day seems much better.

All of you Sparky folks, please have a good day. We all need it!
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LERWIN1324 11/29/2012 6:41PM

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The days when I don't want to do something, I always feel SO much better when I do it - it just feels so awesome to be done and think "I didn't even want to do it, but I did, and now it's over and it really wasn't that bad."

Good for you!

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BEARGODDESS 11/29/2012 6:29PM

    Well, I'm SO impressed with you!! Good for you and great for the power of a good tune coming on just when you need it! I hope that your father and Father-in-law continue to get better. I've had many nights like those myself in the past. (I usually resort to "I Love Lucy" re-runs myself)

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