I was dreading setting the clock back to standard time today, since we “lose” an hour. As it turns out, I didn’t lose a thing. Hubby and I stayed in bed late since we had no children at home. Once I was up and moving, I went outside for a walk, which I’ve only recently been able to do. It was much slower and shorter than my walks used to be, but an outdoors walk nonetheless. Although it was a bit chilly, the sun and fresh air were invigorating. When I returned home, I fixed myself a delicious, nutrition packed smoothie. Then I settled in for a day of reading, mostly on spirituality and health, and a few blogs. I stopped long enough to fix a quick dinner for my husband and myself. Afterward, I went back to my reading.
I am still building my stamina since my accident, so when I became tired I simply retired to the couch for a nap. (There was a time when “nap” wasn’t in my vocabulary. Now it is a regularly used term.) At some point, it dawned on me that I was very relaxed.
Relaxation is something I had great difficulty experiencing six months ago. I was always in hyper-drive. My naturopath told me I had no low gear. My adrenal glands were shot. If I sat still for more than a few minutes, I fell asleep. Of course, I didn’t ever sit still for very long. I was up at 4 or 5 o’clock and didn’t stop moving until I went to bed, at which point I was utterly exhausted.
Today, as I sit in a virtually silent house, I feel the calm inside my body and mind. I enjoy simple pleasures like a long shower in the middle of the day and I don’t feel guilty for what I’m not getting done. I know that rejuvenating myself this way will allow me to accomplish what needs to be done later without robbing myself of the joy of simply living and being.