When I woke up this morning I did not want to get out of bed. I was having a hard time feeling enthusiastic or energetic about the day. My limbs were heavy, and my brain felt fuzzy. (No, I was not hungover.) I was just in a funk and I didn’t feel like doing anything. After a few minutes of wallowing, I decided to get busy. I helped Alex get out of bed. I got him settled in his chair with the newspaper and a cup of tea, and then I went out to the garden. I clipped roses, dead-headed mums and daisies, and picked tomatoes. I came in the house every 10 or 15 minutes to check on Alex, and he made his way out to the deck to supervise my work.
I discovered once again what I’ve always known. Doing something productive is cathartic. So if you’re feeling a little sluggish today, look around and see what projects in your home and yard need a little attention. Make a list, and then get busy. You may discover that expending energy creates more energy. Completing these little projects gave me the physical and emotional boost I needed to feel enthusiastic about the rest of my day. I wish the same for you.