Friday, July 26, 2013
When I came home from work yesterday I kept feeling, "My brain is tired."
It was functioning just fine to make decisions and remember for everyday life, but I really felt unable to contemplate higher issues. Apparently I go through life trying to analyze and find meaning.........to learn what I can as I go. My brain felt unable to do that. And I gotta say,
it was kind of a relief.
So I thought.........man, am I getting old or what? I mean, I only worked 4 hours. True,
I had to do a lot of communicating, research, & analyzing during that 4 hours. It was a mental work-out and I had not had any breaks. True, when I got home i was starving and my husband was waiting at the door with his conversation and agenda. Eventually food, water, physical activity, sunshine helped restore my body. But my brain (yes, I know, part of my body) was still blissfully existing in a calm state.
As I gave it further thought (apparently all the cells were not sedated) I realized.........it had actually been almost 7 straight hours of mental effort when you count the fact that I was up at 5:00 AM and had been enthusiastically Sparking for 2 1/2 hours prior to going to work!
I guess 7 straight hours of relatively intense mental effort wears a girl out!
Did I mention I was 63 years of age? I guess it is important to pace ourselves mentally as well as physically. Of course, I had to research this on the internet. There was an article in particular that supported some of the things that I had begun to realize (if you think we can learn anything from rats).