In keeping with my last post, Fallow, I was forced into a bit of rest this week and realized that I needed it much more than I even realized.
I had been struggling through Day 2 of Horrible Headache, when I kindly informed my husband that I would not be making progress on the house that evening, because I was going to soak in a hot bath. (He wholeheartedly supported this, because he’s wonderful.)
I soaked. I sipped a glass of wine. I watched Persuasion. I may or may not have done all three at once.
Then I took myself to bed early, with a good book (reading approximately 1.5 pages before completely falling asleep).
I woke up this morning refreshed. Not perfect, but the headache was gone, the exhaustion was gone, the stress of just getting ready for work (much less actually working full time) was gone. I hummed along on my to work, listening to an audiobook during my hour commute, and arrived half an hour early. It was a good way to start the day.
I think more rest will be in my future.