Friday, July 31, 2015

The hills of exhaustion


Another bad night. I'm not sure what to do about it. I spend enough hours in bed, I (usually) wear my CPAP, I've been walking during the day, I (usually) take my Vitamin D and B12 each day. Oh well, I'll keep going to bed each night and hope something changes.

I was exhausted and headachy this morning and decided to get out into the fresh air - I guess that is good progress, choosing a walk to try to feel better! -  so I went to the Arboretum. I wandered around among the winter-bare trees and climbed the steep hill to the "wide brown land" sculpture (it's a phrase from a famous poem about Australia).

I was feeling a lot better at this point. Bit of fresh air and exercise did help.

As I started back down towards the café I was suddenly bombarded with inspiration for work on my novel. I had to wait until I got down the hill and grabbed my manuscript from the car, then sat in the café and scribbled frantically for half an hour. By the end of that time I had my ideas down on paper, but I also had my headache and exhaustion back.

I dragged myself to the shops and had lunch and bought groceries then came home. I made some bad food choices today. Too tired to make the effort to struggle. And guess whether eating unhealthy foods made me feel better or less headachy? But when I am so tired it is just so difficult to make good choices.

The tradesman came on time and spent the whole day here installing the new ceiling in the rumpus room. I don't know why I got all hopeful about it getting finished, it still needs to be sanded and painted. Next week some time. Sigh. So we can't put anything in there yet. It's supposed to rain on the weekend, that will be the real test of the repairs.

Report card:
Diet: Poor.
Exercise: Great.
Water: Ok.
Sleep: Terrible.
Mental health: Ok.


  1. Way to go on picking a walk to feel better. Some days I have to make myself go outside to walk, but I'm always glad I did.

    1. It has been a good walking week.

  2. Sometimes a good walk does wonders. Such a lovely blue sky there!

    1. I've visited cities in China where the sky and air are brown with pollution. It really made me appreciate Australia's endless expanse of blue!

  3. Good job of going to walk to feel better and even better that it works and you let your creativity walking with you.

    1. Walking does seem to help release mental blocks and help me think creatively.