This week was a busy one for me. Specifically, work was very fast paced and stressful. I put a lot of hours in on the main job which took away from project Freedom and writing here on adagia. 

By Friday I was mentally drained.  I didn't realize how tired I was until I finally had a chance to de-stress on Saturday.  I usually meditate in the afternoon when I can.  I have an app called Brain.Fm that provides guided and unguided meditation.  I usually meditate for 15 minutes and then I'm back to whatever I need to do. However, on Saturday, I did the 15 minute meditation and was out for the next 2 hours.  I needed rest. 

I don't consider rest (or occasional napping) as a waste of time at all. In fact, A lot of growth happens during periods of rest. The body, mind and soul, (the trifecta of the human experience), are all rejuvenated and re-energized. 

After I woke up, I worked on Project Freedom and made it through Lesson 8 which was all about email marketing, and setting up email follow ups.  The course provides some "done for you" email templates with proven headlines and copy, which I reviewed and and added to GetResponse, the email software tool I'm using. Progress. 

Today is Easter Sunday, so I took the day to be with family. My wife and I also had our inaugural bike ride of the season.  It was a beautiful sunny 70 degree day in Michigan. Nothing energizes me more than being active outdoors in the sun. 

Overall, the theme of the weekend was rest. Now, I look into the eyes of another week ahead and say bring it on!

Good to get recharged. I hope you found a place to see a show today.
2021-04-05 01:17:57
When work gets that hectic do you lose sleep during the blurkweek? 

Or were you able to sustain your sleep schedule m-f and required that nap come the weekend simply because work was that intense even without sleep loss?
2021-04-05 13:48:51
I'll answer for me. Sleep is the priority. Period. Full stop. 
2021-04-05 16:30:42
great question about losing sleep during the blurkweek. The answer is yes.  Somehow I find myself waking up at 2-3 AM and automatically the brain starts thinking about what I'm behind on, what projects are due, etc. When that happens, it's almost impossible to quiet the mind for at least the next hour.  I typically fall back asleep, and wake up between 5-6 again but don't feel rested.  It all caught up to me over the weekend, hence the nap.  I think a lot of people can relate to the sleep issues.  The stress issue is one that I'm going to have to overcome. 
2021-04-07 23:49:52