Finally made time to visit the chiropractor for the first time in 8 months. My neck and back begged me for it and I haven’t been paying attention to be honest. I do okay working from home as ergonomically as possible but I just don’t have the Aeron Chair/adjustable desk setup that I have in the office which I haven’t been in for a year now(??) and that takes an inevitable toll. Let me tell you, I needed the visit badly judging by the sick cracks that came out of my neck. I wish I had a mic handy; I could’ve recorded the cracks and licensed them out as sound FX. The adjustments really rang my bell, too.
I mention this to point out how it’s finally getting through my thick skull that self-care really has to be a conscious process. More than just preventive care or care that addresses a specific or acute problem. It’s a bit of a juggling act, like it was when it came to last week’s writing…
- This week’s writing chain: 7 days
- Total days in March: 6
- Longest chain in 2021: 29 days (Another record!)
- Total days in 2021: 57 days
I might have been more inclined to cut myself some slack last Friday if I hadn’t been posting my monthly writing progress the Monday before. In fact, if three months of data indicates that roughly every 4 weeks, you have a day when you’re just not feeling it, then maybe you should run with it.
Thing is, I’m more worried about shooting for a month of consecutive writing days. But that’s how the whole “writing chain” concept is supposed to work. It’s kind of insidious by nature. Still, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for a little experimentation.
I really don't feel like doing any writing tonight. And three months of data indicates this happens every 4 weeks.
So as an experiment, I'm going to push myself and see how I feel tonight and in 4 weeks. #amwriting
— Don Pizarro (@DonP) March 6, 2021
Random things from the transom…
- Christopher CrossFit is definitely an exercise program I can get behind.
- Been awhile since I’ve read a Jonathan Lethem story. Here’s “The Crooked House.”
I neglected to mention last time that I binged BURIED BY THE BERNARDS. It’s similar to THE CASKETEERS which I adore and was the reason I checked out the Bernards in the first place. BURIED is definitely its own thing but the heart of the two shows is the essentially the same–the vagaries of a family-owned funeral business.
IN THE WILD
Don’t be fooled by sleeping pictures of Asher Mir lately! The only time I can capture him is in between attacks of the Zoomies!
He plays hard. He attac hard. He eats treats hard. He sleeps hard.
He’s a role model!