I’ve been on the road a lot recently, and I feel like it’s had an impact on my normal routines. I’ve moved back and forth between time zones, spent a lot of time on planes, gotten up at odd hours (even for me) and stayed up later than normal, and am no longer on the schedule that I’ve typically followed.
And I’m feeling all of that, too. My circadian rhythms are out of whack and off kilter. I feel like an old golf ball that has lost its crisp bounce and now is just landing on the fairway or in the rough with a pathetic, disappointing thud.
The hoary saying is that you are only as old as you feel. Of course, that saying suggests that there are times when you do feel older, and are reminded by mind and body that you’re not the spring chicken you used to be. The realization that your rebound process seems to be taking a lot longer now than it did in the past is one of those times. But right now I’m just too tired to care.