This is going to be a bunch of words because it’s a time of night where I want to be asleep but I’m not because whatever is wrong with me is messing with that. I wish my body would make up its mind.
Sunday morning I was fine, nothing unusual happened, and then coming early afternoon I was feeling tired all of a sudden but I figured it’s cos I woke up earlier than usual, but not much more than an hour. So I goes to my room and try to play super mario on my wii, because I haven’t used it in forever (difficult thing to do when you’re out the country, eh?) and I just sucked at it so hard. And then I was peeved because I ran out of lives at the boss level and all the time I’d spent getting there was wasted. This is world 1, I kid you not, I no longer have the ability to play video games. Boo. So I stop playing, and I lie down fiddling around on my phone and my head is starting to ache quite a bit so I close my eyes to nap for a half hour or so.
Ended up spending the majority of the rest of my day in bed, in the dark, and I get dizzy when I moved so I tried not to get up, and when I had to it was no fun at all. Neither was the feeling cold. Oh and when it came to tea time I wasn’t even hungry (which isn’t like me) but I figured I might feel better if I eat something. Nope. Took painkillers because it hadn’t subsided by rest. They kick in eventually and I go lie down some more in the dark on my own (yay) until around 9.30 when my sister comes to bed.
I’m still not feeling great but I’m well enough to sit in a lit room, watch a little TV, talk to my friend etc. Figured that was the end of it cos I woke up this morning feeling okay. No headache. But I go to take Bella out for a walk, and while I’m out there I start to not feel so good so I have to cut it short (sorry Bels!) and I head home. Appetite completely gone so I don’t have dinner, but I figured I should eat something and since I was feeling cold again (granted it was chilly out) I made a cup of tea, and had a few digestive biscuits because tea and biscuits is a good combination, duh. Nope. I ended up drinking it too fast, which didn’t help, and I had a nap for about an hour because I was starting to get a headache and didn’t want it to continue. This time it seemed to do the trick, and I was fine all afternoon.
Managed to eat my dinner this time, nothing unusual. Made a silly decision to download a trial of Photoshop and Illustrator again. Bought something I shouldn’t have. Tried something that was beyond my current level of understanding. Felt awful about myself. Felt awful about someone who forgot they were talking to me again. Started watching an episode of Freaks and Geeks (I haven’t even finished and I’m already sad it got cut, I demand more. From the same actors. Despite them being like super old for playing high school kids.) Anyway. So I start getting this headache again and I figure it’s cos I’m tired.
Makes sense. It’s midnight. Want to go to bed but my body has better ideas. Did I mention during watching the show I was starting to feel cold again? Not really sure why this time, but maybe it was just like the other times and it’d pass. Nope. I feel my head aching again so I takes painkillers. Get a super case of the chills, go to bed wearing what I wore during the day because I was shivering and needed my dressing gown and blanket AND my duvet to feel warm. Must’ve been a good ten minutes or so I was shaking and having the weirdest headachey feeling. Yaaaay.
I eventually dozed off, only to wake an hour later super hot because layers so I have to get up and change. And low and behold I feel slightly dizzy but the headache seems to have subsided.. So that’s good I guess. I’ve been trying to figure out what’s causing these things to happen in waves. Three separate occasions now. Times like these I wish I were a doctor so I’d know without having to see one, lol.
I don’t know if it’s related to my ears, because they’ve been a little sore this week but they’re fine now. I don’t know if it’s something stomach related cos I’ve had a dull tummy ache/abdominal aches during as well. Or whether the headaches are what triggered that, or the lack of appetite. No idea. All I know is that I hope tomorrow goes by without me feeling out of sorts because the last thing I want is to get the chills again. Brought back memories of the last time it happened, which only made me want to cry a little (or maybe that was the pain talking). So yeah. A fun night has been had. Sudden chills aren’t fun. I was being sarcastic.
1. Get rid of as many distractions as you can. Switch off your phone; close tumblr and facebook; work away from other people – and don’t tell them where you are!
2. Make sure you’ve attended to your physical needs or else they’ll distract you - as you’ll feel uncomfortable. For example, wear relaxing clothes; set the room temperature so that it’s not too hot or cold; and have a snack and some water close at hand.
3. Plan to work at a time when you’re usually most productive. For example, if you’re a morning person, set your alarm and get up early – and make that a pattern, no matter how you feel.
4. Take control of, and silence, that restless inner voice that tries to distract you, and stops you focusing. Also. sometimes it is helpful to set aside some time to listen to those voices – then return and do some work.
5. Allow yourself a break after each half hour of work as it’s difficult to concentrate for longer than that.
6. Get outside for a while and try to do some exercise as that wakens you up and helps you focus on your work.