I’ve been feeling like I’ve been in a summertime slump lately. I consistently feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and guilty for not keeping up on my normal obligations. My sleep has been horrible, feeling less rested after 9 hours sleep than when I first got into bed. I even tried using my CPAP machine again (for indefinitely diagnosed sleep apnea) but ended up with a horrible swollen and pus-filled boil on the bridge of my nose. I have been eating more healthily and exercising more consistently, usually 2-4 times a week. I’ve even lost 12 of the 25 pounds I gained since moving to Michigan. But I don’t feel healthy.
I miss having a large network of friends to make plans with on the weekends. The few friends we do have here usually decline our invitations. My next door neighbor and I have become friends, but she’s moving across Plymouth next weekend, so I’m going to lose the only person who feels comfortable dropping in and spending time with no notice. I’m so spent by the time I get home from work that I’m probably not much fun to be around. Having an anorexic bank account is tough too.
So, faithful blog readers…what can I do to get out of this slump?