Musings on a Sunday Night
As usual on Sunday night I sat down to write my weekly post and frankly I’ve got nothing. Now, I’ve never let that stop me from writing before, so why stop now. It’s been a hectic last few weeks, a new job opportunity came my way that I needed to decide on, I’m in the process of moving and I’m finding being a full-time dean, a full-time blogger, author, writer and book salesman (marketing team), hiker, and super secret hero (damn, that was a secret) is wearing me down. Perhaps I need to take my own recent blog advice and just take a weekend, and I will but not for a few weeks. I’m in the middle of a move and on travel for work over the next two weeks and then I get to do something really amazing and officiate a friends wedding at the end of May. But that first weekend in June is all mine!!
What I find when I burn the candle at both ends is that it starts to get into my psyche and pull me down. I get less sleep, my mood tanks a bit, I eat badly and I lose focus but I can certainly tough out a couple of weeks. And sometimes friend that’s just what we have to do, happiness is an ongoing battle, it’s not like you hit it and then boom – happy forever! Wouldn’t that would be nice. But like fitness and wellness, happiness is a constant effort, that like the others provides really amazing benefits. I have been thinking a lot about that idea lately.
You see ten years ago a point like this would have me spiraling into darkness and depression that would take me weeks to fight my way out of back into the light. But now, because of the work I’ve done over the years I can ride this out and stay on an even keel. That’s why I talk and post about happiness, it’s to help you get to a similar place if you’re not there, and to help you stay there if you are there.