Sunday, March 30, 2008

Slowing down

I've been going a million miles per hour lately, working too much, drinking too much caffeine, not sleeping well, not doing all the things I do to take care of myself. My recent "me day" was nice, but I didn't completely submit to the relaxing atmosphere.

But things have changed in the last couple of days. Work has lightened. Now I just need to ease off the caffeine and get back to some of good habits that make deployment a little easier than just trying to battle my way through.

So yesterday after yoga, I decided to go for a drive and listen to a book on CD. That seemed to be the most efficient way to break myself off of the computer. Then I took a nap. Then I watched one of the greatest movies ever, the one that made me want to be a writer when I was just 12 years old: Romancing the Stone. I watched that movie all the time as a child, every time I got sick I watched it, and I would watch it back to back, hours on end. I can still recite the lines. It made me smile, and more importantly, it made me really relax and laugh.

This morning I slept in until 10 AM. And I think I might take another nap.

This resting stuff is real nice. Too bad I had forgotten about it for a few weeks.