Today was such a roller coaster of emotions. I can’t even understand how someone can undergo such a dramatic shift in well-being in a single day just by avoiding their phone & computer. But that’s what happened. When I woke up, I had a mild headache, and had a tickle in my throat that felt like the onset of a cold. When I ate breakfast, I became so tired that I had to go back to bed and lie around in lethargic frustration for a half hour before being able to get back up. I started eating emotionally to the point where I literally consumed 16-20 pieces peanut butter & jam sandwiches as well as an entire bag of cherries. Things got so bad that I ended up passing out on my couch at 5pm and waking up in an awful, groggy state at 630 or so.
And then I went for a bike ride, just aimlessly following the city’s bike path wherever it would take me until I got bored a couple hours later. And that’s where everything changed. I made myself a glass of mint tea and while drinking it, I had this amazing moment of serenity. It’s hard to describe, but it’s this feeling that you literally just enjoy being alive, where every breath feels good. The key component is that your mind is at peace.