Monday, April 13, 2009
A Happy Fatigue
There are so many different varieties of fatigue, have you noticed? There's the great, satisfying tired that follows lots of exercise or hard work well done. That kind of fatigue always leads to a blissful night of sleep.
Unfortunately, there any many brands of tired that aren't nearly so nice. There's the bone weariness that comes from an extended bout of anxiety, there's stress-fatigue that keeps me from sleeping and therefore worsens over time. There's a soul level tired that attends worry over people I love when they are struggling. No amount of sleep will cure that one. When my immune system is battling a virus, I'm tired, too, but that resolves itself with time, sleep, and chicken soup.
Today I'm dog tired because I worked hard all weekend including all the cooking for Saturday night. It's a really good kind of fatigue I'm experiencing today; the party was a total success, my clients benefited from their sessions and I feel I did well by them.
Am I whipped? Yes. Knackered? Oh yeah. But satisfied. Really looking forward to my Tuesday-Wednesday weekend, uh-huh!