Mentally, I find myself operating in three states:
- Up--I’m engaged, action-oriented, making things happen, present and motivated.
- Down--I feel depressed, fearful, wondering what I’m doing.
- Going through the motions--I act like I’m on autopilot, reacting on a rote basis and not checking my feelings.
What’s the difference? The old mainstay: attitude. I can encounter the same situation and respond with any of my three mental states. So it’s up to me to get my attitude in gear.
And after a busy day when it gets dark, I’m ready to sleep. I prefer an early evening movie to a late one and being a party animal only extends to ten P.M.