Aug 2, 2011

Daily thoughts - Lazy Sunday afternoon and the art of doing nothing

I got pretty burned up the entire week, running around doing errands. I also availed of a free workout at Slimmer's World. I ran for 40 minutes, "climbed" the stairs for 10minutes and had some weight sessions for another 20 minutes. It was actually great but the following days after that revealed how out of shape I am. I have been running for a few months but I dont really lift weights. My puny arms just arent used to it although I do carry heavy cat litter and kibbles from the grocery on a weekly basis.

Friday night was also eventful. I went to get my medical done and went to the city to meet up with a friend. The traffic was horrible from Rosario to Megamall. It took an unbelievable one hour for me to get to my destination although normally that trip should only be 10-15 minutes. Unfortunately also I decided to get on a jeepney and it was a bad idea since being stuck in traffic at 12pm in the afternoon in a non airconditioned vehicle is like going to the sauna. I was glad that I made it to Greenbelt before chaos kicked in at the mrt. I made sure to take the train before it was rush hour.

The day turned out good though. Me and my lady friend had a great time looking around the mall and we had a nice dinner at Cibo. The pasta was amazing. We capped off the evening by checking out the Resorts World Casino and the place looked great. It kinda reminded me of the malls in Singapore, pretty majestic inside. Although I did see a lot of "hookers" around midnight. I dont want to elaborate on it but my friend told me that they do have high class prostitutes that frequent that spot.

I had to sleep over at the physician's quarters where my friend do her rounds of hospital duty. It was too late at night for me to go home and I was also exhausted, I didnt protest anymore. It was an odd experience. I had to be snuck in the quarters had to get up before 6am so I can walk out "undetected". Nevertheless it was an interesting experience although I dont want to go through that again. I felt like a criminal in there. It was like I was a man sleeping in a ladies dormitory, stressful. Not just that, the room was crammed, had a musty smell to it, the bunkbeds looked like it was about to fall apart, and each bed had blankets draped on it to probably serve as a makeshift divider. I cant believe it was a physicians quarters. It just looked so forlorn like it was an abandoned part of the building except it had occupants.

Well it is better than nothing though. I just dont understand why that particular hospital cannot provide a better sleeping area for its doctors. Just my 2 cents.

When I got home the next day which was a Saturday, I couldnt rest right way. There was turd in the litter box and my room was a mess. Obviously the cats were upset about my being absent for an entire night. I had to clean the room, feed the pets, make myself a meal. By the time I was done I was so tired I passed out on the bed without even taking a shower. I woke up after a few hours, showered, prepared dinner, fed the pets again, changed the sheets and logged online for a few hours more.

So come Sunday I thought I just wanted to relax. I woke up a little after 10am, made some fish paksiw and a pot of rice. I also prepared a tall glass of iced tea with lemon slices. I lazily lay on my bed and watched a movie.

This was movie was good and very funny.  I napped after watching it. Cats followed suit.

Boomer resting on the sheets i laid on the floor supposedly for laundry

Thumper by the scratchpost

Dapper and her white lion doll
I got up after 2 hours of nap, ate my leftover fish and watched Shutter Island again. After watching the movie, I went to bed early.

It wasnt a day wasted. I felt rejuvenated next day. The art of doing nothing seems to be more rewarding than we think.

In my case it takes so much effort than it seems because I normally want to put things away, sweep the floor, smooth out the sheets, brush the cats, fold the laundry and a million other things I want to do before I can do relax. In short, I just want everything to be in place, in order that ironically I get agitated instead of relaxed by following through with my compulsion. So by the time Im done, Im too tired to even conclude I enjoyed my day. I strain myself too much by letting little things that doesnt require urgency to be done and consider it a must do right away. I have decided that I wont do that anymore. When I want to spend my day relaxing, Ill do just that and everything else can wait. Of course that doesnt apply to a work that needs to be completed or has a deadline. I intend to just stop acting like everything is just one huge emergency.

Seriously, it really felt wonderful..and the great thing is it doesnt have to be a Sunday  for me to do it all over again. It s not about being lazy but more on just trying to unwind, at least for one full day. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad to hear you had a good time. It's hard to just do nothing sometimes, especially when there are animals in the house to look after. I hope you're able to find more opportunities to just relax sometime soon in the future.


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