Sunday, October 4, 2009

...HALT

Years ago I learned the acronym HALT: Never let yourself get too Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired. I usually do a pretty good job of taking care of myself, but these last four weeks have gone by in a blur and the last one...TIRED...has kicked me in the butt. I came home from the soccer game and put in a napping movie (one I have seen so many times it puts me to sleep) and slept. Then I got up and made a crockpot of my favorite chili (There's hungry taken care of. I won't have to think about what to eat this week.) then went to bed. It was pouring rain all night and I slept hard. When I woke up this morning and did a mental check, it was a relief to discover that the blues had gone. (I need to find a new name for that awful weepy feeling--blue is the color that gives me energy.)

As for angry and lonely....Serenity prayer to the rescue.

3 comments:

LimesNow said...

It's good to read that you know how to take good care of yourself and you DO it. I melted down Sunday. Not good for me or for others I interacted with. I'm finding some balance today, but I also know about HALT and I should pay more attention. Thanks for the upbeat post. And, yeah, the Serenity Prayer is something. I need the tattoo.

Doozyanner said...

Thanks, Limes. Dinner with a good friend tonight took care of {lonely} for a bit. She tried on Friday as I was headed down into my pity party abyss--I knew I was no company for anyone at that point. Glad she called again today after I had hauled myself back up.

LimesNow said...

I "get" you, Sue. Thank you. I thank you.