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Coffee Break: May 6 2020

May 6 2020: Yesterday I ran out of spoons in a spectacular way. Well, it felt dramatic to me. I’m sure to an outside observer it just looked like I kept toddling off for a series of increasingly longer naps. Starting at about 3 in the afternoon I would go lay down for a few minutes, get up and work for a while, then go lay down again. At 9 last night I went to be, feel asleep instantly, and woke up at 10. Katie and I watched some TV for about and hour (Community and Robot Chicken). Then I was in bed again by 11 and slept soundly until 7 this morning.

I think it’s just depression. Which is annoying, because the first part of yesterday was aggressively productive and I was feeling good about things. For lunch I make pizza from scratch, something that felt more replenishing of the spoons that using up a finite resource. Still feeling good physically, aside from being bone-crushingly tired.

Somehow I expect today to be more of the same. I have more to do than there is time to do it. Running out of energy is going to be frustrating, but I’m going to have to pace myself while still pushing forward.

May 6 2020

  • If you get anything out of these blog posts, consider buying me a coffee. You can also purchase one of my books or zines from Gumroad or DriveThruRPG.
  • I check all email and Twitter DMs, personal and professional, three times a day. Responses are made as time allows; if it requires some thought or research on my part, it will take me longer.
  • I am actively avoiding news and social media to focus on writing. Please take your information from reliable sources and certified experts, not the mad carrot and its puerile cultists.
  • Today is Day 51 in isolation. 

1 reply on “Coffee Break: May 6 2020”

I used to get something like that from my previous job. After 4 or 5 weeks, I’d feel like I was getting a virus, take a day off and sleep for an extra 5 to 7 hours – then I’d be fine for another several weeks. Anxiety & stress burn you out and sometimes you just need a total shutdown to recover.

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