I've written extensively about my food philosophy and how, after we find and define the boundaries that are unique to us, then the mission is to find the groove that works well. It's the "eat what I like and nothing I don't," philosophy. Of course--the boundaries and rules of that philosophy unique to me, includes no binge eating and no refined sugar. I'm all about finding our personal groove with food, so that each day's food is something we enjoy, not something we dread and choke down.
As much as I apply this philosophy to my food each day, I completely ignore its application in other areas of my life. What about rest? What about finding a groove in the schedule where rest is made important? Finding and defining our boundaries that are unique to us--in this case, our hard schedule--the work hours and things that are fixed...then making the most of the time around it, while making proper rest important IS CRITICAL. I'm finding out the hard way because I'm stubborn.
There's so many things I want to do and accomplish and none of them gets done when I'm in a constant state of exhaustion.
I woke up sick today. I felt horrible. Stomach issues, headache, body aches--you name it. I was still extremely tired, too. I felt like if ever there was a day where I needed a sick day, this was it. So I made the call. It was the last day of the month--and production deadlines loomed--so I knew it would only be a half day off, but that's all I needed.
I had to cancel my planned trip to spend more time with Gerri in Oklahoma City today. It was an unfortunate but necessary decision. We will see one another again, soon!
After making the necessary arrangements for my job, I proceeded to keep my sickly self in bed for an extra four and a half hours. I got up--I had coffee--I still wasn't feeling 100%, but I was better--and mostly, I was awake.
I had one of the most focused and productive production afternoons in recent memory. I was firing on all cylinders--getting things done, tackling them head on--and all because I felt properly rested.
Maybe it's time to stop being stubborn. Maybe it's time to find my scheduling and sleep groove that works for me and will, no doubt, be extremely benefiting to my job and my personal projects.
Because the alternative is continuing to run on empty--and eventually I would run out--disconnect and relapse/regain. I pray that doesn't happen, ever again. But in order for it to NOT--or in order for it to have a much better chance of NOT happening, I must take better care starting immediately.
Finding my groove right here, right now. And in bed by 9:30pm. About three hours earlier than the average.
My Tweets Today:
Coffee with two tablespoons half & half. X two cups. 80 cal. pic.twitter.com/n8OsslV72l— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 31, 2015
Simple & Light. Cheese omelet w/2 whole eggs-1 white, 1 slice each, provolone & mozzarella. 247g cantaloupe. 351 cal. pic.twitter.com/863xhSDPXe— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 31, 2015
FF/SF bean & cheese tostadas w/2 slices muenster & 2 slices mozzarella w/lght sr crm (15g). 212g cantaloupe. 497 cal. pic.twitter.com/jizLvg9BT4— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 31, 2015
Afternoon cup of coffee with 2 tblspns half & half. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/2QFtxNJq3I— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 31, 2015
Dinner's side dish in the pan... pic.twitter.com/YZy9GBRBuW— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 1, 2015
Appetizer: Guac (115g avocado + 22g light sour cream + Salt & Pepper) & blue corn organic chips (28g/1oz). 354 cal. pic.twitter.com/SlaCy6xVPQ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 1, 2015
Coffee with two tablespoons half & half. Finished the water first! 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/epxU1rSiIe— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 1, 2015
8.5oz sirloin w/227g sweet potato, yellow squash & sliced mushrooms pan prepared with 100% olive oil spray. 640 cal. pic.twitter.com/wLHB4054jd— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 1, 2015
Thank you for reading and your continued support,