This weekend was very similar to the last -- recovery + healing.
The most frustrating part of this recovery process has been time. You've heard the old adage, right? "Time takes time." The last two weeks, I've spent a lot of time on the couch or in bed. There are times when I feel like I should be up and moving, but every time I push myself to do something, I end up taking two steps backwards in the recovery process.
We got out Friday night for a bit -- nothing stressful or crazy, but I changed out of sweatpants and put on jeans for the first time and off we went to the new Jason Bourne movie. Oh, the small things that I've missed like jeans and a pair of flats. It felt a bit luxurious to change out of sweat pants for a few hours. I have't read the books, nor had I seen any of the movies until last weekend, post-surgery. I love the CIA, spy themed, action packed movies and shows (obsessed with The Americans -- currently on season 3) and this one was right up my alley.
Saturday morning I went into Georgetown for a bit and paid for it the rest of the day. My mom stopped by with some beautiful roses, a fun new coffee mug and a needed catch-up. After she left, I took a nap and slept right through a BBQ and into the next morning.
That's the thing I need the most -- sleep. Giving my body the time to let everything heal on its own, and on its own time frame. The small daily accomplishments -- like doing a load of laundry or going for a short walk -- take a toll, are exhausting and result in a necessary nap.
On the flip side, there's always a silver lining if you look for it and I found that seeking out the "positives" helps the most. The down time has resulted in a lot of business reading + writing, GJ Media client work and getting my home office organized. Life gets busy and the seemingly mundane tasks like filing, scanning and purging unnecessary papers rarely happens, resulting in piles stack up around my work space. I strive to keep this decluttered space going by remembering the one-minute rule moving forward.
How about you? Good weekend? Productive Monday?