I’ve been out of it since roughly Thursday before last. It’s annoying. I, basically, felt shitty, tired, coughing and with a pounding headache. This is something that shouldn’t last a week. And now it’s about a week and a half since and I still feel pretty bad.
The doctor said it’s a bug. But I don’t think it’s just a bug. I think stress has something to do with it. Stress is hard to measure and I am very impervious to outside stress, very good at stressing myself out and exceedingly good at ignoring the effects. Until they bring me down.
I’ve said before that I don’t know when to quit. I still don’t (i.e. The time I stayed at work until 23:00 just because there was stuff to do. Not even urgent stuff). And so Maayan suggested something I’m seriously considering.
Maayan is working now. It’s just us and a pup. We live modestly. We don’t need much. And even moving to a new place a year from now won’t change much. Our situation is stable and quite ok. We don’t really need two full high-tech size paychecks. So, to reduce stress, I might want to dial it back a bit. About a day.
With another day a week, I could focus on the last course of the degree I just can’t seem to finish. I could work on personal projects. I could branch out a bit. Learn more. Improve my skills. And mostly, do something without a deadline.
Hopefully, it will actually help.
Update: As a less grandiose move, I’m going to try and watch my work hours first and see if it helps.