Today I feel drained and exhausted. Today the weather is on my side.
Here in New Zealand it is currently summer. The days have mostly been sunny and hot which isn’t my favourite but I can still enjoy a sunny day. Yesterday was one of those days, mostly blue sky all around and the sun shinning so warmly. I have still been feeling unwell from whatever head cold or flu I got last week but I made the most of the chance for a road trip and spent the day tagging along as a passenger. Enjoying the nice day and the change of scenery. It was exhausting for me though and I actually fell asleep pretty quickly and early last night.
This morning though my body was punishing me for it. I woke up super exhausted and feeling a little bit sicker than the day before. Today though the weather is on my side. When I finally got out of bed properly for the day I noticed it had become quite overcast and then before I knew it the rain had set in. The house was a bit darker, the air a bit cooler and there’s the calming pitter patter of the rain.
When it rains, especially in summer something in my mind switches and it allows me to take the day slower without guilt. I don’t have the self inflicted pressure to be productive or go out and do something. The rain allows me to happily stay at home inside and just relax. Rest is something I definitely need today too. It is still warm enough to have my windows wide open which brings in the relaxing sounds of the rainfall and the cooler breeze which is both refreshing and relaxing.
Today my mind feels lighter. Today my mind can be calm.