I love the feeling of pure physical exhaustion at the end of the day. The kind of exhaustion that forces me to feel every single muscle in my body and allows me to fall into a deep sleep within seconds. I consider these feelings to be evidence of my manual labor efforts. Sleepiness reminds me of my physical accomplishments.
I love being able to see immediate results from my hard work. Whereas mental work often finds me sitting at my computer for multiple hours without noticeable results, the results of my physical efforts are much more tangible. Flowers planted, weeds pulled, car cleaned, sweaty clothes; all proof that my physical work was worth it.
It seems to be a tradition for me to move non-stop for the first two weeks of June every year. I love sunshine!
That's cool. It's all about balance.
Meanwhile, while I play catch-up with all of the mental work I have been neglecting the past two weeks, I want to share some of my recent physical accomplishments.
I helped my parents build a fence in their backyard.
I built an owl box for my backyard. (Hopefully an owl will move in soon and eat the mice roaming around my gardening shed.)
I worked in my garden (a lot).
I did other stuff.
- I planned and prepared an outdoor banquet for 150 people---in 2 days!
- After a lackluster winter running performance, I have successfully increased my weekly running mileage to 30 miles per week! :)
- I used 1/2 of a bottle of sunscreen.
The past two weeks have been busy! I love summer. I love working hard, and I love sunshine. Starting now, I'm going to chill out a little bit. Balance my physical efforts with my mental efforts. I'm making a list of things I want to do in the next few weeks. Right now, I'm excited for the mix of things that are coming.
Life is fun!