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Tantalised by rainbows
I felt pretty down yesterday evening because my Habit avatar had just spent two entire days in the Habit Inn[*] while I wandered around the Dark Playground reading pointless stuff on the internet. Even down to reading the comments below articles, and we all know that that's something you should never do! :(

Over on HabitRPG where we gamify our tasks in an effort to get more useful things done, we talk about fighting off the Demon Dunwanna. Well, this wasn't so much being visited by the Demon Dunwanna as having my entire will taken over by Vampire Sloths who sucked all desire to move from in front of the computer from my brain. However, despite feeling miserable, I went to bed last night determined that even if it meant my avatar dying, I would not check into the Inn today. Thankfully, this morning, it looks as though I had just underestimated the draining effect of the horrible cold I succumbed to at the end of last week. I haven't actually undone all the good work I've achieved since starting on Habit and permanently slipped back into my old lethargic and mildly depressed ways because today I do feel like doing useful stuff again. I may not be fully up to speed yet, but I'm hoping to get some things done at least.

My improved spirits may also be due to the fact that the incessant grey cloud and drizzle lifted this morning and today the sun occasionally broke through to create a rainbow over the trees. I kept grabbing for my camera, but they appear and fade very quickly. This was the best I could capture.

A rainbow from my window

It is somewhat disconcerting to realise how much my mood depends on climatic changes. One likes to think of oneself as a wholly rational being, in charge of one's life -- at least to some extent -- but the reality is that if the pressure is high and there's a bit of sun, getting things done is easy. If the weather is gloomy, it's a real struggle.

And it's not that if I've had a dose of sunshine, I feel more cheerful, which would be logical. I can wake up feeling more energetic, ready to tackle anything on the To-Do list and only gradually realise that the weather has improved. I feel better before I've been able to absorb any extra light that's available. It's very strange...



[*] Which is like hitting Pause on a game.

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cmcmck From: cmcmck Date: October 27th, 2014 04:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
We're off to the Marches on Thursday so I hope the weather picks up a bit!

Sorry it's been getting to you.

HUGS.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: October 27th, 2014 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was the gloom on top of the horrible cold, I think. Either one on it's own wouldn't have been so bad, but both together? :(

I hope the weather settles for your trip.
seaivy From: seaivy Date: October 27th, 2014 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
sorry you have a double wammy of gloom & a cold

i am solar powered - no go in the clouds
plus my "old bones" know when a storm is coming and they doth protest

P S Beautiful rainbow!!!

Edited at 2014-10-27 05:14 pm (UTC)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: October 29th, 2014 04:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thankfully my cold is much better and we are getting colder but brighter weather. My productivity has risen accordingly.
readthisandweep From: readthisandweep Date: October 27th, 2014 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
The gloom tends to accompany the cold... :(

I've had to resort to antibiotics.
Went against the grain but I can bear this clagged chest no longer.

The rainbow is lovely!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: October 29th, 2014 04:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad that the antibiotics seem to have done the trick.

Thankfully my cold is much better and though the weather is colder, it'sbrighter weather. My productivity has risen accordingly.
sartorias From: sartorias Date: October 27th, 2014 06:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: October 29th, 2014 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks.

Thankfully my cold is much better and we are getting colder but brighter weather. My productivity has risen accordingly.
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: October 27th, 2014 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm. Maybe it's the weather that improves then when you're feeling full of energy?
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: October 29th, 2014 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
If only I had that much power over it!
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