Rolling Therapy for Prapanca

I slept terribly last night. I was all stressed out about the missing document I need for my citizenship application. My mind just ran riot thinking about the missing document. All night long. Pure prapanca. 

IknowIhavethatdocumentsomewherebutifIdon’tIllhavetogetmygrandfather’sofficialdeathcertificateandtakeitandabunchofotherofficialdocumentsanddrive400milestoaskacourtforanordertoallowthestatetogivemethedocumentbutwhatifIrelandcancelsmyapplicationinthemeantimeandIhavetostartoverandpayanother$323bucksmylifesuckswhycan’tIfallasleeprollovermaybethatwillhelpnoitdoesn’tdon’tlookattheclockit’s2am…

Somehow through this tornado of thought and self-induced stress, I managed two two-hour spurts of fitful sleep. Needless to say, I was a wreck all morning. I conducted another search for the document. No luck.

Just reading the morning paper and trying to do the puzzles was exhausting. Coffee didn’t help either. It just made me more anxious. I tried meditating but all it did was cause my mind to go back into its spin cycle.

Around 2 p.m., I decided to do an easy bike ride on The Mule. Maybe 20 miles. After 1 mile I felt better. Two miles, even more so. By ten miles I was a happy camper. I went out of my way to ride up some hills. No problem. Let’s ride over there and back over there and isn’t it a lovely day and I love riding in shorts and a t-shirt and what the heck was I so stressed about anyway?

My body was happy. My mind was calm. Life is good.

Tomorrow I’ll look for the document again. Maybe I just misfiled it.

 

 

One thought on “Rolling Therapy for Prapanca

  1. Ah, the magic heakikg properties of biking! I searched high and low after moving to find a tax document. At the place that helped me file, they figured out it didn’t exist, because although I earned the wages in 2018, I wasn’t PAID for them til 2019. So.no W_2 til 2020. I didn’t lose sleep over not finding it, I don’t think, but I sure wasted some time and experienced some stress. Hope it works out for you.

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