A Gentle Autumn

I was a nervous wreck before yesterday morning’s live TV thingie, and as a result, even though I’d gotten 7 hours of sleep the night before, was absolutely exhausted for the rest of the day.

I didn’t even try to work — I binge-watched Private Practice and lay on the couch or in bed all day. It’s a little shocking just how tired I was from only stress.

So I guess I wanted to note it, and put it out there as a reminder — the pandemic is stressful, e-learning with kids is stressful, the upcoming November election is stressful in America, and of course, many of us have other big stressors in our personal lives, aside from what’s happening globally.

It takes a toll on your body, on your physical health and capability, as well as mental health.

Go easy on yourselves, folks. Lower expectations where you can, for yourself and for those around you. We are still in the midst of a global disaster. If the e-learning is making everyone cry, take a break; it’ll be okay.

We could all use a gentle autumn.

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(And hey, if you missed the TV thingie, I’ll link it here. It actually went pretty well, even if I did run out of time (and apparently they asked a question I couldn’t hear, so to be clear, you want unsweetened coconut for this!). I think I’d be less stressed if I get the chance to do this again — it was just a lot of firsts to cope with all at once, with new tech, etc.)

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