Something that I have learned how to do is pick my battles.
Some days my energy is higher, and I’m able to power through just about anything. Other days, not so much. Unfortunately, today was one of those days.
With the pace I’ve been keeping….and increasing, my fatigue level has been rising. My energy has been falling correspondingly. I feel a little guilty because when I got up this morning, I decided to not go to church. I just wasn’t in the frame of mind to deal with people.
It’s not a bad thing though. It’s not a failure to need time to recharge. In fact, it’s healthy. Even professional athletes aren’t 100 per cent all the time, they have bad days too. Everyone does. It’s part of the human condition.
Instead of church this morning, I focused on other pursuits. I gamed for a bit. I did some work in the office. I got some laundry done. I allowed myself the time to breathe and relax.
This afternoon I attended a meet-and-greet with one of our local political candidates, who has started campaigning a bit in preparation for the upcoming provincial election occurring some point next year.
Yes, I was there as a member of the media. I was there as a resident of the area as well. The candidate gave me some food for thought. I got some good information, had a pleasant chat, and think I’ve managed to construct a relatively unbiased piece that I’ve submitted to my editor.
This evening has been writing, making supper, and some tv with the wife.
Yes, I’m tired. Yes, my energy level has been lower today than it has been. And yes, I didn’t manage to get everything done today that I anticipated I would.
But, I did get up. I did be at least a bit productive. And, I did spend some time with my wife.
All in all, today was a win, and tomorrow is a new day.