Scene of the Sloth


couch2Here it is. My couch. The place I don’t want to leave. It’s so comfy. I sit down for a moment and find I can’t seem to get back up again. I don’t have the willpower. I don’t have the strength. I’m feeling pretty sad too, which doesn’t seem logical because I didn’t have a particularly bad day. But to hell with logical! This is how I feel. And then I zoned out and stared at the wall for some unknown extended period of time. I think it might be time for bed now. I don’t know. I’m hungry. I should get up and eat something. Maybe. Probably not. The kitchen is so far. All 4 feet. Won’t someone come feed me? Maybe someone could bring me a delicious pizza size large. And a platter of mac’n’cheese on the side. Mmmmm, that would be marvelous. And then some cookies for dessert. And chocolate cake with thick icing. And maybe just a little sliver of warm, apple pie. And then carry me to bed.

Whatever you call this, my energy is that of unbalanced Kapha. If you read my “Ooh Ooh! Take a holistic diagnosis quiz!” it’s where I posted the video of Jabba the Hutt to illustrate the heavy and slow characteristics of Kapha, the energy associated with Water. Here it is in all its glory. I am plagued with heaviness. So how do I get out of this? How do I get motivated again? How do I get my energy back?

Some Sun Salutations first thing tomorrow morning would surely do me some good, but that’s not possible in my job environment. So I’ll start with an herbal infusion of spices. And thank God for prepackaged tea bags so I don’t have to actually make something myself! My choice for the day: Trader Joe’s Ruby Red Chai which contains Rooibos, cloves, ginger, allspice, cardamom, nutmeg, and cinnamon. No milk. No sugar. Hopefully these spices will light me a spark.
Anyone else ever feel this way in winter? Feel free to leave me a comment.


4 responses »

  1. Well, you may be just having a slow day, with your energy to return soon. Or, if you’re like me, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder, which feels like going into Hibernation Mode. January is not my best month because of that. Luckily, I know that the feelings of sadness and fatigue will go away before too long. In the meantime, I have to watch those ever-present carb cravings! And I do love that Chai! 🙂

  2. I know exactly how you feel! I go through that quite a bit this time of year. It’s okay though. Winter is a time to turn inward and self-reflect. Becoming a hermit for a little while is completely normal and actually good for you. It gives you time to reconnect with yourself and reboot.
    The comfort food cravings are of course a side effect to that, unfortunately, lol. I don’t have any advice on that. Sorry 🙂 I always say listen to your body though. If you are feeling sluggish and tired then, by all means, rest! It’s okay.

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