Two big things (at least for me) are going down on this episode tonight. The first is, of course, we have hit episode 50..the big 5 oh and then 2: I knew the time would come, but this has been one of the first big tests of my actually getting an episode done.
Outside, it's snowy and cold. In here, I'm sick, scatter brained, and in no place to form a good set of thoughts. Earlier, I attempted to get into Jordan Peterson's "Self Authoring Suite" and started well, only to lose traction early on. One of the reasons is that when I'm sick, I descend into negative thinking, which I know is not the ideal place to be coming from.
So, in an effort to provide some value today, I'll mention one of the best rules I remember hearing about making decisions: When you are in a lower state - sick, hungry, lonely, tired, etc - suspend the ability to make decisions. Just toss and your hands up and take care of yourself. There's not a whole lot to do.
I added that to my life several years ago and it has made a wonderful difference. Somehow, when I do end up feeling low, I will feel like that's when I need to "call the game", "end the whole thing", and so on. But it never really is. It's best to eat or take a nap..or both. Self care is paramount here.
So, instead of talking about it here, I'm going to go sleep more in hopes to be back on board for tomorrow. Rest well out there, wherever you are.