Sunday, October 4, 2009


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.


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.