Happity Wednesday, Silver Hawk peeps!
I have to admit, today, that the coffee jolt is not happening. I wonder if I have hit that threshold where the caffeine can't overtake the fatigue. Or maybe, there is just so much to do that the energy expended can't be buoyed buy the jolt in that coffee cup. Another alternative is that perhaps I just brewed weak coffee. Maybe it's because it is Wednesday, and while we have finished some work from the beginning of the week, there is still more to do in order to round the rest of it off.
Could be any of the above.
Have you found yourself there, sometimes? Just meandering around in Uncertainville, or Tiredville, in some surreal and dreamlike state? I think that we can all say we've been there, and probably more than once. We work hard, and trudge along, only to find that once we finish one task, another may be looming out there and we find we just feel a little bit overwhelmed. Drained. Just not kickin' it.
The thing to remember is that this is okay! It's our own body's way of saying we might need to stand up, take a walk, and give ourselves a break. My daughter decided to bake this week, and that she would only use recipes that were from scratch. It was a much needed brain break, for her. What kind of thing can you do to give yourself a break? It could be reading. It could be taking a nap. It could be spending time with a favorite pet, or sibling, or friend down the road. An ice cold glass of water. Anything.
Ultimately, we need to remember to be kind to ourselves, these strange and freakadelic days. It's okay to step away for a moment. Relax. Breathe. And for reals...just laugh. Out loud, and with reckless abandon!
Take care, peeps!
Happity Friday, my Silver Hawk Peeps!
I have to admit, it's hard to be motivated on an overcast, comfy-in-my-jammies
Friday at the end of a long week...however, I'm doing the best I can. I got up
after the alarm went off, got dressed for the workday (no jammies, here!) and
after 2 cups of coffee, here I am kicking it!
It got me thinking about how hard it is to push through all the distractions and
desires to just relax and be, out there. I began to think about all of you, sitting
at home, still coming through! You have no idea the pride we all feel knowing
that you are out there, persevering!
GREAT JOB SILVER HAWKS!!!!!
How do I stay motivated? I have several things I know that keep me getting up and moving through it all. Initially, it's that hot shower that will wake me up. Not always a motivator, but it's there in a pinch. Coffee...javajavajavajava...that is a motivator. My kitties and my pup pup, Henry, who needs to have some attention before coming in to work motivate me. I enjoy getting outside in the early morning when the rest of the neighborhood is seemingly asleep. Then, there are you fine people, who I want to make sure have all the help and resources you need. I can't let you down!
So, what motivates you to keep going? Give me a shout out and let me know! In the meantime, Happity Friday (again!), and I hope you have a FANTABULOUS WEEKEND!
Today I am feeling all slothy up here in the Library Media Center. It feels kind of
slow and hard to concentrate. I know that a lot of us are feeling this, right now.
When I talk to some students, both current and former, they say that motivation is
hard to come by. Sometimes it all feels a little overwhelmy...my own new word...
and even though it feels like I need to really just drink some coffee (javajavajava...)
the truth is, THIS IS NORMAL!
Right now we have so many folks out there suffering some Covid PTSD. We've been
wacked upside the head with not being able to do things, and we have to be all
masky, and stuff. Which is what we ought to be...we need to care for one another
in times such as these. But really? We should be caring for one another in all times!
So, ALL THE FEELS, my peeps! We are okay, even in all of our "not okay"ness...we are experiencing something as a group that doesn't feel all too comfy. The thing is, this will pass. So, give each other virtual high fives, and keep on keepin' on, right?
Thinking of you all, today! Slothing it here at the LIBERRY! Totes!
Jill D. Ray
As Big Al would say, The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.