Don’t Get Tired


I get up at 5 in the morning and fall asleep on the couch at 9 at night.

What do I do to get so tired?

Maybe it’s just a matter of getting “relaxed”?

When the day is pulling to a close….and the kids are in bed….and the television show is a rerun or kind of boring….I guess that it makes sense that I’d be getting kind of tired.

I’d be relaxin’.

Neil Young and his admonition to “burn up” and not rust away….sounds like a good way to go.

Kerouac and “burn, baby, burn”….eating life and running, running, running through the jungle….living each day like it was your last….

or….maybe just gently fall asleep on the couch at the end of another familiar day.

It’s funny, with the “getting tired” stuff….when I’m giving the energy away….working hard physically or running or working out….I don’t seem to get tired in the same way.

My energy levels are different.

I used to think that my body wanted the things that it was predominantly made of.

When I was working out, it wanted “clean foods”….salads and all the good, healthy things I could give it.

When I’m not working out or exercising, I want something else.

Maybe that’s not true…..I don’t really know.

It does feel like it, though.

Some of the “not getting tired” is just a matter of motivation, too.

I can rally if I decide that I’m working towards something fun or exciting…or worthwhile.

I think that “if I decide” is the key phrase.

Convincing myself is the trick.

Check out Lloyd Kahn’s blog….

This morning, he was talking about pulling back a little…..getting disconnected…not leaving his cell phone on all the time….doing it “old school”.

It’s pretty weird that we are able to “connect” all the time.

Connect….and not relate.

I think it’s weird to see a table full of people at a restaurant….each with his/her face buried in his or her “smartphone”…checking their Facebook status to see what their friends are up to….each oblivious to the person sitting next to them.

There’s something kind of twisted about that.

“If I decide.”

Hmmmmmm… the trick to it all seems to be figuring out a way to “decide” to be motivated more often.

That’s easy to say after 3 fast cups of coffee.

I’m not tired….and I’m motivated to get motivated about something.

Jacked up and motivated…..that’s me.

I’m a new man.

Every morning, I’m a new man.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

“when you gonna wake up” Bob Dylan

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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