What's up with that?
In January I was a beehive of activity -- lots of stuff to do but very little writing time. Now it's time for my February Funk, that almost annual bloom of apathy and inertia. Every year there is always just enough energy to propel me through January, but come the second month of a new year, the last of the vitalising drops of cheer have been squeezed out. The only evidence of life are melancholy blooms waving lazily in a grey mist....
Time to nip these suckers in the bud! I've learned that there is no point in trampling or weeding this garden of 'un-delight' -- such activities require too much of the kind of energy that is in very short supply right now. The best strategy is to patiently poison the little punks with small but regular doses of accomplishments. So, I've stepped up my workout routine a notch and added an afternoon nap -- a balanced approach is always best! And I've stocked my pharmacy with lots of little enjoyable projects, each one of them completely doable in an hour or less. On a sunny day, like today, I can easily knock back 4 or 5 doses and still get in that nap!
Speaking of which -- it's about time for a 'toes up'!
Today's poisons: Gym, menu planning, travel research, blog post, nap. And that's just so far. The day is not done yet.