2019 · October

The Amount of Energy

Hello, Readers!

This is day three of being on the medications. We are still in the very early stages of it, but I can say that the amount of energy that I have right now is remarkable.

I make sure that my house is cleaned every day before I sit down to work on my writing things. Those things fit in the little nooks and crannies between attending to the needs of the grandbabies during the hours that I’m babysitting.

I do have to make mention that I did have an anxiety attack last night. It was rather minor and I believe brought on by the fact that I really hadn’t had much sleep. I awoke to talk to my daughter after she returned home from work to let her know how the kids ate, that they received baths and were both tucked into bed. I’d been asleep maybe an hour at the time as I’d stayed up to work some while everyone else slept.

I believe that pure exhaustion tends to be the cause of my anxiety attacks more often than not. Needless to say I took a Xanax and was back out within a very short amount of time. By the time I awoke to get my daughter up for school, I was feeling more like my new self, though groggy still as I’d only had a few more hours of sleep.

Once I walked her to the door and said goodbye, I crawled right back into bed after waking up the oldest daughter to tend to her own children. Once I’d gotten a bit more sleep, to which I set an alarm to make sure that I didn’t accidentally slept all day. The few more hours of sleep that I did, managed to give me enough energy.

I got up and got motivated. I worked on getting the house tidied back up and any dishes in the sink finished. Then I dug into the mountain of laundry we’ve had building up for a while. It wasn’t until real recently that I called it for the night. I wasn’t sure how much more my back could take of carrying the laundry down the 3 flights of stairs to the laundry building. All in all, though, one more day like today and we will have all the laundry caught up, which will feel amazing.

With all of the energy that this medicine gives me, I get my housework done, though the deep cleaning will only happen one day out of the week. The rest I will be grouping things together such as admin work for my website, and social media will be handled on one day.

That will allow me to stop spreading myself so thin. I’ll be able to handle things as they come so that when I do sit down to write more than the hour or so at the end of the day, I will be able to focus on that and not be so distracted.

As you can read, I am still writing, it is just happening for a shorter amount of time later at night, but I’m making progress.

Now, it is time to finish up dinner and get moving in that area. Until next time, remember to L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.

One thought on “The Amount of Energy

  1. It’s good you have more energy. I’d never go back to sleep getting up tending things like that.
    It’s nice to get housework done! Good luck on the writing. I hope to join you in November!

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