An intensive mental day at work (coffeecoffeecoffeecoffeecoffee) + a jog (narrowly dodging looming storm clouds) + a big salad (thanks for the greens Emily) = FIN.
There is much more I could go in on tonight, with regard to productivity. Catching up on back personal emails. Finishing the quarter-turn rotation & consequent reorganization of all the furniture items in my room (pro-tip: do this every few months to keep your perspective from going stale). Preparing for my day tomorrow. Preparing for the weekend. Preparing for the next month. Calculating finances. Writing a less-lazy blog post. Conducting forensics to determine what, exactly, caused an entire toenail to bruise purple (seriously, what the hell?).
I think instead I’ll go to bed. It’s not a healthy mindset to believe that you’re “admitting defeat” by limiting your productive moments. I have seen a variety of different business articles land in my work inbox with headlines touting better work is done in a concentrated few hours, as opposed to a grueling span of several. Understanding your body and its need to recharge are especially important to maintaining a stable recovery.
Push too far too fast and we open ourselves up to a weakened constitution. This is where slip-ups and relapses can creep — when our guard is down, and our desires become desperation. ‘Cunning, baffling, powerful,’ as they say.
Take it easy. One day, and one night, at a time.