What made it harder was that is was void of anything difficult. It was just blah.
I knew going into the day that the last quarter moon would be void. (This post on a void moon is super helpful). I also knew I would be tired from our camping trip. What I didn’t anticipate was having no sense of drive or ability to focus.
I met up with my assistant to brainstorm details of a project because coffee. While he contributed good ideas, I felt useless, yawning through my latte.
Back at my desk, I tried to answer emails, but each response took forever. Tried uploading a large file and it kept failing. Then the wifi cut out completely for a bit.
I gave up. No good work was being done. I called it a day as early as possible and went home to do the one thing I knew would help.
If I’ve learned anything from my therapist it’s that everything is easier to deal with after rest. Each time I arrive at her office fuming out the nose like an emoji or sobbing big fat tears, and especially if I seem like I just despise the entire.world.population, she says in her very quiet, very gentle voice “Justine. I think you just need a nap.”
Yup. Simple as that.
So I slept for almost 2 hrs in the early evening, chugged a glass of water and took the dog for a walk. And I decided to bake banana chocolate walnut bread because this is the sort of action that is simple, produces a lovely (delicious) end result and gives me the sense that I am taking good care of myself.
Writing this now I feel much better. Yes the moon moved from void to Pisces (my sign), but I know it was the nap that made all the difference. I’m just unable to be productive, empathic of quick-thinking when I’m tired. And the only thing that will solve that is sleep.
And then baking something delicious.
If your week was also off to a crap start, I hope you find a rhythm today that suits you. And if you hit the ground running yesterday, keep going. Or don’t. Maybe take a recovery day, and nap.