240 Day Off

Sometimes my body needs a day off from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Unfortunately, my mind doesn't always recognize when that time comes so I carry on...until...my body sends me a signal I can't ignore. I woke up this morning with a stiff neck. But, it wasn't just a little crick. It was a triangle of pain from my neck radiating down through both my shoulders and every spot in between. I felt frozen from the neck down to my shoulder blades. Needless to say, nearly everything I needed or wanted to do today became a literal pain-in-the-neck to accomplish. I tried stretches, ibuprofen, and heat. Nothing eased the pain until I finally gave in and laid down. I slept for nearly two hours and woke up feeling workable...not perfect, but bareable.

This is what was happening during my time off. I cringe thinking they had too much screen time, but I find comfort in knowing it's only occasional.