Note to self: Sometimes the things that restore the body and soul are not necessarily rest.
I worked for over 10 hours yesterday, most of the time on my feet (which I am not at ALL used to), without lunch (just some string cheese and snow peas I had in my office refrig that I grabbed on the run), I ran all over that hospital, and had to be on my toes all day. And it was probably the best day at work I have had in a couple of years. Go figure!
I have another day like that in store today. I am looking forward to it.
As alcoholics, our reactions to many things are paradoxical. I think my reaction to work/rest is yet another example of this.
"We no longer strive to dominate or rule those about us in order to gain self-importance. We no longer seek fame and honor in order to be praised." -- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 124