Yeah, I know. It is 6.04am. But I am up early and have a cup of coffee in my hand and don't have to do anything at all today.
I just wanted to say how useful I found the list of hints for handling the holiday season. It's on the home page here.
I constantly grapple with the energy in-energy out equation. Some days I am way out and it takes many days to recover. Other days I get so much done because I have decided to do nothing. It's very strange and kind of hard to get used to. But there it is. There I am. Here we are.
I find it so hard to say no. I need more strategies for keeping things on my terms. The idea in the list of an exit strategy for dealing with events that might become exhausting - for one reason or another - is very good. That's something that has been on my mind for the past few months.
And these days it is always true that doing less is a much better option. It is amazing how much I get done by doing nothing. Mostly events and telephones give other people the opportunity to ask me "How I am" but they do not give me any oppoerunities at all. I have come to hate telephones. I love blogging, email, facebook and text because you can set your own timeframe for engaging with others but phones ringing in real time I find such an imposition. I really hate the phone ringing.
I make exceptions when it suits me. Last night I went to the Australian Opera with my son who is a post-graduate musicology reaearch student and a university tutor. He wanted two tickets for a birthday and Christmas present, which I delivered, then he said I want you to come with me. I am absolutely buggered this morning. Not enough sleep and I missed a meal, forgot to take my pills and may have an infection looming in my catherter. But I did go to the opera with my son.
It's a good list. Thanks for putting it together.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.