Putting The Mind Back Together

Posted by Tony Cooper on

Putting The Mind Back Together

It is early days of course but some signs that I'm on the long path back to being normal are already beginning to show themselves.

Whilst washing up yesterday I found that some bowls were perched precariously in the cupboard as I put them away. Usually, I would just add another to the wobbling pile and hope for the best but this time I took them all out and restacked them properly.

My daughter came round last night and I offered to make her two boys something to eat, they must be hungry right? They gave me that kind of “are you ok?” look as I went off to the kitchen to put a pizza in the oven. Normally I'd be too interested in my drink to get up off the sofa and worry about anyone else.

I saw a table fork in the garage which had dropped on the floor. It had been there for ages after someone had fed the cat and not bothered to pick it up again. I know this because I've seen it every time I let the dogs out. This time I picked it up, washed it, and put it away in the drawer.

I placed my wet towel from my early morning shower on the radiator downstairs to dry instead of leaving it wet in the bathroom.

Put some air in my bike tyres. They've been flat for months and I haven't actually got around to riding it yet but it's a step in the right direction.

Took the dogs out for a walk for the fourth day on a run!

This morning I woke up at 6 am and actually looked forward to work for the first time in a long time. I got up, shaved, brushed my teeth and had a shower before starting work at 6.30am. This is a hugely positive sign!

All small things, but all indicators that I'm beginning to recover some semblance of normality in my life.

Sleep though is still hard to come by and although I felt really tired and went to bed at 10 pm I didn't get to sleep until about 1 am so I'm going to start doing some extra exercise. I've done a couple of days of Yoga in the past but I'm going to start a beginners course on Youtube today and see how that goes. I've also moved my weights bench from the garage into my office even though there is little room for it. I just have to get around to using it.

OK, that's it for today. I'm off to the day job. Stay safe and stay sober and we'll catch up tomorrow.