“Never intentionally take a day off. Life will give you rest days.” – Jocko Willink
We’re heading to the hotel this evening. Yesterday was a final day of moving the big stuff off the first floor of the house. We’re at a bare minimum right now. Our whole family won the allergy lottery and even though we clean on a regular basis, there is so much dust being kicked up, we’re all sneezing and getting sore throats.
Oh, and the passenger-side window regulator crapped out in my wife’s car yesterday afternoon. We didn’t feel comfortable having an open window in the hotel parking lot, so we had to get an emergency repair from our awesome mechanic. He knocked it out this morning, so when we paid the bill, we also thanked him with a big box of donuts and some produce from our garden to balance things out.
All of the above has led to my body and mind to come together and stage an intervention.
“Phillip, we love you. We know you’ve been trying your best. But, right now, we’re concerned for you. Tomorrow, we just ask that you not wake up at 4:30 AM. We ask that you not go to the gym. And please, don’t worry about your current work-in-progress. Just take a couple of anti-histamines and go to sleep. Get some needed rest. Take care of your family. Take care of the immediate needs.”
It’s good to listen to these two every once in awhile. Even though they may be a collective boy crying wolf, sometimes they see a real wolf.
It’s times like these that I have to rely on the habits I’ve built. Keep the faith. Faith in the fact that I can get back to normal once the rest of the world around me has gotten back to normal.
* Wolf image courtesy of pexels.com