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  • I woke up early this morning. Very early. Still tired and a bit cold and I wondered what was the best use I could make of my day. I decided upon doing nothing. Nada. Duvet day. Book and 67% battery life left on my iPhone and nothing sprang to mind that couldn't wait until tomorrow. Day off. Executive decision. Rest. Really rest. And be warm and cosy.

    I need rest so badly at the moment. I never seem to have enough to not feel cold and tired and it's going to be another few weeks until the iron tablets start to make this anaemia feel better. I need extra rest in the meantime and for once I'm going to look after myself properly.

    Water. Sleep. Air. Nutrition. My new religion for the next couple of months. And Iron tablets of course!

    So basically I feel like a tree at the moment, waiting for buds to unfurl and make me all lush and spring-like. And in the meantime I am a bit scraggy and insufficient. So I figured a bit of tree-like stillness and unmoving patience would be okay for a day. Everything would wait. I would sleep, relax. Contemplate. Ask nothing of my body but healing. Find mental peace in a warm quiet place. Allow the sap to rise again. Take the pressure off. Just be kind to myself for a whole day.

    And wait for renewal.
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