I’ve had a long day. It’s been busy with running hither and tither, mixed in with hours on end of hot sun and shrill sounds. Sometimes you have days in which you can’t seem to get a break, and the only end in sight is the late evening hour. Only then you’re left to wonder if you’ll have any strength to enjoy the quiet serene.
Downing coffee like it’s water just to be sure that you make it to the next task and are able to have time for yourself. For me, when i have days like that (or sometimes back-to-back days which blend together to make one big day) I find myself simply sitting. Not doing anything. Not thinking about anything. Just sitting there and having white noise fill my head.
I consider it a mental shut down – and it can really happen at any time. My mind shuts down and goes into rote-mode, sort of like a car being on autopilot. I also recognize it as a step before burnout. So, in order to prevent that from happening, my brain clicks on autopilot, cues the white nose, and starts a recharge.
So while I’m refueling, I may as well do so with a drink.
“Alarm clock screaming bare feet hit the floor
It’s off to the races everybody out the door
I’m feeling like I’m falling behind, it’s a crazy life
Ninety miles an hour going fast as I can
Trying to push a little harder trying to get the upper hand
So much to do in so little time, it’s a crazy life
It’s ready, set, go it’s another wild day…..” – Breathe by Jonny Diaz