Over the last 12 days or so I seem to have alarmingly slept IQ points out of my body. I would like to say my dog sleeping on my bed has soaked them up, but he looks as vacant as I do still. My Brain is as empty as a whistle and I am stuck in this twilight world between being sick and being really well and just need to find the strength to jolt myself back into gear!
The one thing I have learnt over the last couple of weeks is there is no amount of telling myself I will feel fine again in a week or so which will really convince the real me that I believe myself. Yes I did have to reread that sentence a few times as well…
Of course I can reread my posts and listen to countless people wiser than me informing me I will start to feel normal soon, but knowing something and believing it are two very different states of mind.
The best advice is to be patient and remember that nothing stays the same for long. I can see that now as I am emerging from the fog and nausea. We all live in a constant state of flux and hanging on to one state too long or worrying you are stuck with it is futile. I just need to go with it and be ready for the next phase when it comes along, as I now believe it will and make the most of it when it arrives!
This is also valuable advice to any parent with teenagers! Admittedly the units of time you measure these good moments might be nearer to attoseconds (shortest time now measurable) rather than Olympiads (4 year cyles), but you get the point. Blinking during these periods is obviously not advisable.
As they say “Change is inevitable. Unless you use a vending machine”.