Blah Days

We all have them. They are the miserable days when you can’t fully explain why you feel tired or down. They creep up on you without warning and threaten to darken your mood like a cloudy day. Sometimes I fight it. On other days I just give in. I don’t have the energy to break out of the funk, so I just accept it and move on, hoping that tomorrow the sun will break through those clouds.

I’m not sure why they come. Maybe it’s just a side effect of life. The Bible says there is a time for every season — a time to laugh and a time to cry. Perhaps we’re given these “blah” days so we can better appreciate the good days. I don’t think we’ll ever truly know why these days visit us. They just do.

Today was one of those days. To be honest, it wasn’t just today. I’ve been having a series of “blah” days lately. I take them in stride, but it’s frustrating when you have absolutely no energy and would like to stay in bed all day.

I don’t have that luxury so I force myself to keep going, pushing through the “blah” and hoping my energy will return tomorrow. Maybe it would if I would get more sleep (or if a cure was found for my UC). Since that’s not likely, I keep pushing forward, one step at a time.

On these days it’s nice when a bright spot appears, and I had one tonight. My husband took me out for a little Valentine’s day celebration. We laughed, ate, and enjoyed the evening. It was a nice break from the stress of life/work and made my day a lot less “blah.”

I think I need to work more of these bright spots back into my daily life. It’s a quick fix for chasing away the blues.

Then again, maybe it’s just time for another vacation.