The curative properties of fresh air
I’ve been feeling (understandably) pretty flat for the past week, and have been having a lot of trouble motivating myself to do anything (other than play solitaire or stare mindlessly at the TV). So after a self-indulgently lazy day yesterday failed to improve my mood at all, I decided it was time to force myself back into things, and took myself out on a long walk this afternoon to deliver flyers for MrPloppy and release a few books along the way.
And the fresh air, bright sunshine and exercise seem to have done the trick, even if only temporarily. I actually feel a bit more like I can face the world now. And hopefully as an added bonus I’ll get a decent sleep tonight (another thing that’s been lacking all week).
The releasing books certainly worked to boost my mood, anyway, because I got a catch from one of them (Surviving the Flood by Stephen Minot) before I even managed to get home to make release notes. That always brings a smile to my face 🙂
The other books I released on my walk were: Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey; Strathgallant by Laura Black; The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing by Marilyn Durham; Shadows of Yesterday by Sandra Brown; Jackon’s Dilemma by Iris Murdoch; and Winds of Enchantment by Rosalind Brett. I was going to say none of them were themed releases, but I’ve just realised that releasing Winds of Enchantment in a toilet could almost count as one 😉
Fresh air and exercise do have an amazing ability to life one’s mood. Unfortunately, the times when you need them most are the times when it’s hardest to motivate oneself to get moving!
I’m glad you’re feeling a bit brighter. And what a great inadvertent themed release 🙂
Hmm, "life" isn’t usually a verb 🙂 That should have been "lift", of course.