Weekend wind-down



Doctor Steve talks about self-care

I just went out and bought some comfort food (why should I wait for Thanksgiving for turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy to sling all over it?), and then I'm going to watch Netflix and Prime until I'm too tired to get up from the couch, which means I need to get up from the couch. I've been living on caffeine, adrenaline, and the stress of not screaming at people, and I need some me time.

So, let's look at some ideas about self-care:

It’s so important to make sure you take good care of your body, mind, and soul every day, not just when you get sick---

Hold up. I don't mean to interrupt, but I'm trying to f**king relax. You telling me right off the bat that this is "so important" is counterproductive, frankly. Sorry, go ahead:

Fortunately, there are many things you can do to engage in self-care. To start, take this well-being quiz to learn which self-care strategies may be especially helpful for you.

A test? You want me to take a test, the results of which will merely expose how wrong my approach to self-care is? Sorry, sorry, still a little cranky.

Sleep can have a huge effect on how you feel both emotionally and physically. Not getting enough can even cause major health issues.

Again, not helping. That second sentence will still be playing in my head at 3:15 a.m., which will remind me of the Amityville Horror, which is good for another 1 1/2 hours of listening for every sound my house makes. Try again:

The food we eat has the potential to either keep us healthy or contribute to weight gain or diseases such as diabetes---

Okay, this is not working. If it will make you feel any better, It's me, not you, that's the problem. My brain literally shuts down and starts playing The Clash whenever somebody with a PhD talks to me like I'm trying to matriculate from 5th to 6th grade. It's probably a self-defense mechanism, so we should probably let it do its job.

p.s. Not a Doctor...

Also, this is an open thread. I could have called it that in the title, but that's way too obvious.