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I’m having the Monday morning blanks today. Friday, I knew exactly what I wanted to blog about today, but I probably should have done that then because whatever it was, it’s gone.

My sleeping is off lately, I don’t know if it’s the heat or the world or just life as a whole, but I’ve been waking up in the beginning hours of the morning and having trouble going back to sleep.

Thank goodness for “Monk.”

So the gears are sticker than they should be today, the wheels grinding to a week-start more slowly.

A weak start, more like?

Ah, where there is punning, there is hope.

I’m going to try to get my brain to a more acceptable level of participation. It may or may not involve more coffee.

(I mean, we both know it’s going to involve more coffee.)

But I hope your week is off to a faster, brighter, more efficient balloon drop, and if not, you’ll join me in a cup of whatever beverage gets you going. I mean, probably not alcoholic beverages, if it’s morning where you are too, because that seems like a tipsy way to kick off a Monday, but for so many of you that could be moot because it’s already Monday evening or later. All of which is to say I’m making that other desperately needed coffee.

Have a great Monday.

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8 thoughts on “Blog. Blog blog blog. Blog.

  1. Ugh. Yesterday I used the last of my black coffee. We move this week, so I refuse to by more. I had to drink sweet coffee as my only caffeine boost. Then I packed the last suitcase for tomorrow’s first trip to the new house.

    But I’m with you on the sleep thing. I was in bed by 8pm last night, phone off before 9. Then I woke at midnight for about an hour. For me, it’s just mental and emotional exhaustion. Hope you find your groove soon!

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  2. debscarey

    I’ve been focussing on the old positive mindset thing of late (and about time too or I might as well hang up my life coaching boots). I saw a newly qualified doctor a month or so ago and she raised the question of my anti-depressants, suggesting I might like to get psychotherapy. When she tried to enlighten me as to the difference between psychotherapy and counselling (which I already use), and then to persuade me of the benefits of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy … I’m afraid I all but rolled my eyes at her (CBT is great, but they use it as a panacea for all ills over here … for which it just isn’t suited). But, she did make me think – why am I not using on myself all those tools I’ve spent years in training to learn? Duh.

    Anyway, the positive mindset for the warding off of bad starting days came immediately to mind when I read the start of your post. Then I saw you were punning … and decided you didn’t need me to tweak your mindset, you’re doing that already 🙂

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    • Oh, I can ALWAYS use a mindset tweak. I definitely slide toward the negative. Blogging helps, though I find.

      Personally, I like exercise, it really does help me get rid of negative emotions and stress, and elevate my mood. I think better afterward.

      Sometimes the newly-qualified are great bc they take everything seriously and they’re fresh with ideas, but sometimes they’re a little too…enthusiastic.

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  3. debscarey

    I totally agree with you – exercise is actually the panacea that CBT isn’t! A friend & work-colleague once told me I got a bit nutty when I didn’t have my regular lunchtime walk. I’d never realised how much I valued the peace & quiet of alone time while I talked to myself (in my head, I promise I wasn’t chatting out loud). Now that the hot weather is done with, I’m getting back on that particular routine. Hey, there, now I’ve realised why I’ve been struggling with low mood as well as yucky sweatiness during the heatwave. You’re right blogging does help. Although, usually it’s stuff that I write in response to other people’s blogs as I don’t dare get too open and/or on my own.

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    • I know what you mean, and your blog is more professional-ish while mine is just whatever’s going through my head. But DEFINITELY the exercise makes a huge difference. It’s actually AS effective (and sometimes more so) than anti-depressants! Totally get why you couldn’t in the heat, that’s why I exercise indoors, but I have air conditioning. Do you? Your summers don’t usually require it. There’s a trainer I like on youtube if it’s not too hot inside, Jessica Smith. Her workouts range from super easy to super hard.

      And sometimes I do my talking aloud! (When there’s no one else to hear!)

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  4. debscarey

    I couldn’t decide whether to chortle or preen at you describing my blog a more professionalish. Either way, thank you 🙂

    And no, no air con here indoors, except in supermarkets and other such places. We recently visited a museum and made the assumption that it would have air con (based upon climate variances being bad for the items on display) but no, we boiled, sweated and arrived at the event we were going to afterwards looking (and feeling) like damp rags 😉

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    • Preen. DEFINITELY!!

      OH NO on the air con! Yes, I can imagine you wouldn’t need it, you typically have summers where it wouldn’t be required, so the temps you’ve had WITHOUT it are twice as bad!

      I’m so glad the heat has broken, you can always put on a sweater but getting cooler is much harder.


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