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What a Difference a Day Makes

Published a couple of years ago in Quote of the Day , The Daily Grind - 0 Comments

Or perhaps the headline should read, “What a difference a night makes.” I got about 10 hours of sleep last night, awakening only once, which is fantastic. I woke up slightly after 6 a.m., which is my targeted wake time. I also feel much better than I have in weeks as a result.

I also credit my renewed interest in Ayurveda with my improving health as well. I’ve already started using a few techniques and will be implementing more when the necessary supplies arrive from Amazon. My whole outlook on life has improved immensely as well.

Does this mean I should stop my “end of life” planning? By no means. Even if my vision ultimately improves, a car is no longer a necessity in this environment, it is a luxury. I *can* get someone to come in and help with simple household chores and running errands for a reasonable amount of money. In fact, I can get someone to come in once per month for slightly more than my current car insurance payment. Add the savings from canceling my OnStar and SiriusXM subscriptions and I’m actually ahead of the game from a “monthly bill” perspective.

The car is just a huge asset that requires monthly maintenance and depreciates daily. It’s time to sell it now while it’s still worth selling. I feel the same way about my two museum pieces. My ego no longer needs to be able to point to two pieces of wood on my wall and say, “I collect fine art, these have appreciated X amount since I purchased them.” Time to get that X amount into my bank account instead. The same thing with my M:tG card collection, although selling that will require a good bit of effort on my part to inventory the collection.

Bottom line is my minor bout of depression is over. I am blessed not to be mired in negative emotions very often. I have not been “me” for several weeks now. I let other people’s drama negatively impact me and it all went downhill from there. I am a problem-solver and a fighter, but I’m not an ostrich.

My mood has also been enhanced by the fact I’ve been making progress taming the chaos around the house lately. I got the fan set up in the living room yesterday, and just decided to shove the space heater under my desk for now, just in case we get another bout of cold mornings. I also switched the thermostat from “Heat” to “Auto” so that the AC will kick on in the late afternoon. It’s been in the mid-80s recently, and the sun makes the house quite toasty in the afternoon.

I have a great life, interspersed with a few bad days. I’ve come to accept the fact that one can’t be positive 100% of the time. Dr. Chopra speaks to that in his lectures. They have been very eye-opening, and I am hungry for more. After my current selection, I own at least three more titles to listen to, and I also want to convert some of my hardback books of his to audiobooks.

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. May you love the life you create for yourself. Namaste & ciao for now.