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Brains and energy.

Hrm.

My recurring problem: remembering that my energy comes not from resting, but from doing the things that fulfill me. Even when I know this in my head, I seem to be fighting against a lifetime of conditioning that the only way to regain energy is to do as little as possible.

How do you break lifelong conditioning like that? I have years of experience countering it, my head knows it's wrong, my heart even knows it most of the time. And yet I find myself being surprised by it approximately twice a week.

I have a lifelong preference for rejecting the "standard" wisdom in favor of finding my own path. Frequently I discover that the standard wisdom is actually correct, or at least has a damned good reason for being the way it is. (Case in point, standardized bedtimes for toddlers. Aiden is *so* much easier to cope with now that he has an 8:00 bedtime....which is the standard wisdom, but I had to try other things first to truly see and understand why.)

How is this related to the source of my energy? Well, here is a place where I feel the standard wisdom (that energy comes from resting) is completely and utterly wrong, and yet I can't shake my own assumptions based on that "wisdom". It's maddening.


On the bright side, I made wings this evening.

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lordandrei
Mar. 10th, 2008 05:42 am (UTC)
The wings are unbelievably of teh AWESOME.

I know. I've seen them
ignusfaatus
Mar. 10th, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)
can I see the wings too?
lazuli93
Mar. 10th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
Yay for WINGS!

I get what you mean about rest not always being the answer. I've rested and still felt tired. I spent much of this weekend and last getting exercise, doing O.T.O. Work and spending time with
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Yay for WINGS!

I get what you mean about rest not always being the answer. I've rested and still felt tired. I spent much of this weekend and last getting exercise, doing O.T.O. Work and spending time with <lj-user="jonah777"> and going to a party. All three things seem to recharge my batteries just fine thx. And I got just as much or little sleep as I do on any weeknight.

I think the other factor for me is being able to go at my own pace for a while and not somebody elses (boss, event schedule, etc.)
wildwoosi
Mar. 10th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
Wings! Pictures??? !!!
mlerules
Mar. 13th, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC)
Wings - cool - pics?
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