I think we as a species need to relax.
Or better coordinate our time.
I don’t think there is anything worse than waking up late. Late for work, late for class, a wasted day. It’s all just a rushed, anxious feeling of unreasonable self pity. “Ugh, why’d I watch 4 seasons of Friends last night! Damn you Netflix! I’m such an idiot!”. Why do we think that we can just make our bodies do whatever we want to, without any consequences? When we were younger, and less motivated to get things set straight in life, we could handle those legendary benders that we would get up and go to work without the raging headache and body pains the next day. Those adventures in hazy nights would later become epic myths to tell the kids or reminisce to our loved one over the second bottle of wine.
Those were the days.
But when you wake up and realize you have a day off randomly due to inclement weather, you rejoice. You wake up and look outside in disbelief. In cosmic karma, your hard work just paid off. A whole day off! And you didn’t even fake it. But slowly, all thoughts of being productive slip away. The bed beckons. The tv calls your name. Your laptop draws you to it like Sauron and the one ring. As the mess in the kitchen fails to grab your attention, your mindset changes. ‘I deserve to lay low. I’ll just chill today. How often does this happen?’ So without another thought, you surrender yourself to a total loss of a day. Video games, junk food, and some storm rum just make it so you can’t even go out and deal with all the happy people driving in the amazing force of nature that is happening on the cool side of the glass. So, as the day wears on and the dishes pile up, you know that you should be doing something with your day, but it’s too late. It’s much too late to start laundry. Those dishes have to soak overnight. I might make another sandwich.
This happens to often. The days that I do get things done and everything looks awesome when I sit down after dinner, I feel accomplished. That’s the feeling I want to feel. Not self pity, because I can’t be motivated, but happy that I choose just to do the easy things. You could do them later, and there’s no harm in that, but why not now? Get it over with. Prepare for the unexpected company, or just dust off that shelf because it looks nicer to you! This mentality will slowly change your life. You’ll want to be ready all the time. Go to bed early. Get up and have breakfast. Do good things for yourself all day, and I don’t mean buying that box of timbits. Do some yoga, balance your diet and your mind will just start to work differently.
Wow. Snow days blow my mind.