1. Image. When I start checking myself in mirrors frequently... that's a symptom that I'm coming down with the blue-flu.
Hey, Dr. Em says -- it's television -- throughout the day you're being hit with weight/osteoporosis/shampoo/anti aging stuff -- why don't you STOP watching television?
(But ... well ... easier said than done ...)
2. Pirouette prowess. the un-fun, the pain of noticing what strived for, what I could do easily yesterday is ... dwindling.
(That other people feel the same way over their various prowesses doesn't help!)
3. World news ... tears? lump in your throat? overwhelming sense of being a unimportant, trivial, faint protestor ...
Hey, Dr. Em says -- it's television -- you are secretly thanking your lucky stars that you are in America, New York and don't have to DO anything except STOP watching, change the channel.
(But ... okay ... well ... easier said than done.)
4. Fixing -- those broken, worn, non-functioning things that you were going to fix, or clean or throw away that sit in the corners of every room ...
Dr. Em say ... fixing and not fixing is a fact of life you deal with or don't deal with while you're trying to figure out what to do on days when you don't feel like doing much of anything -- so turn the page, change the subject, STOP those THOUGHTS and take a shower or have a snack and check the time -- and for an hour concentrate on the specifics of the water and soap or the coffee, the cookie and you're fine.
(But ... well ... okay ... it's 3 p.m. )
It's 4:00 p.m.
Water and soap were nice.
Yum -- cappuccino's at my elbow.
Hey ... gee ... I'm fine.