Breathe, I’ve had to remind myself. Summer is coming to an end and my batteries are running low. It has been a very busy first half of the year, and I can feel the urge to hibernate, to recharge. Vacation has been pushed off, and pushed off. Plans have been blown off.
Even my sleep has been unsettled lately. My dreams have not been frightening, but pleasant for the most part, full of adventure, and old faces I haven’t thought about for years. It’s funny the way the mind works. It’s been keeping awake, not letting me sleep deeply.
I need to recalibrate, reassess. To figure out what I need to do, and weed out what is not important. That’s the rub though isn’t it? Figuring out what’s a need, and what’s a want is not always a simple thing.
What I do know: I need to get some decent sleep, or I’ll never be able to function coherently. I need to pick up a new book to read, or I’ll lose that creative energy. I need to get away from the computer or I’ll slowly atrophy. I need to shut off the news for a while, or all the awfulness and anger in the world will destroy my faith in humanity.
I need to start writing again, but first, before everything, I need rest.
How do you recharge your batteries? How do you recalibrate when you’ve gone off the right track ever so slightly?