You’re Not Yourself
Ever have one of those days where you’re not yourself? Are you self-aware enough to know when you’re having one of those days? Or better yet, do you have any friends or loved ones who can tell you this in a loving, supportive way?
When You’re Not Yourself – How Do You Know?
This past weekend, life seemed to just pile on.
- The general ennui and malaise of COVID fatigue
- FOMO (Fear of missing out) when it came to the North East Men’s Knitting Retreat this past weekend
- Physically not feeling well
When I’m in this state, my cognitive abilities at self-evaluation are often stymied. My thinking is clouded and I react in ways that are not normal for me. It’s like I have the capacity to juggle 3 balls and still function, but one extra ball gets thrown into the juggling and all of them drop.
This morning, I woke up still not feeling well. Mostly just a sinus headache. But I was feeling better than yesterday.
Just enough better to realize I hadn’t really been myself for a couple of days.
Fortunately, a friend asked me yesterday how I was doing. He asked with genuine caring and I was able to describe one aspect of how I was feeling. Then this morning, I woke up (see photo above – no surprise, yes, I did wake up looking like that) feeling slightly better physically. Just better enough to realize I hadn’t been myself for a day or two.
I was grateful for people in my life who understood that yesterday was an aberration for me. And no, a Snickers would not have fixed it.
The Hallgrim Scarf has reached 42 inches.
It’s actually moving along quite effortless now. About 13 more inches of plain ribbing until I do the cable motif at the other end of the scarf.