The collective 'ooomph'
Whenever I feel like I am experiencing something a little more intensely than should be, I reach out to friends to see if I'm the only one "feelin' that."
This week I have felt like my brain is not quite coming back online—it wants to rest, or it wants the body to move--it doesn't want to sit in front of a computer. And when I do push my brain past the comfort zone, it seems to melt. Not just soften a little in the heat, but straight up go-to-puddle. This isn't normal for my brain, except for the period where I was recovering from a concussion. In fact, the energy right now kind of feels concussed. The heat is oppressive. The word on the street is struggle or overwhelm, and the consensus is summer is coming early, and it would be nice for a siesta.
So I reached out to my crew to see if I was the only one feeling this, and sure enough, I wasn't. "I haven't gone live in weeks, I just don't have the energy to," one friend said. "I am sleeping later and taking more naps right now," another remarked. "I just want to hide until it goes away," even, was one extreme.
I haven't dug deep into the astrology, but maybe I don't need to... We just had a full moon, summer solstice is coming up, and we're in between eclipses. All of these energies combined will push us to the point of exhaustion.
I always think of this time of year—the ramp up to the longest day, feels a little like a roller coaster, or a crescendo. Up and up and up the energy, effort, and sun go... and we feel that on a deep level.
So here are a few of the things I've done to support my brain and energy during this week:
Here's to summer! Enjoy the melt.
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