Bikepacking! Heading out for a sub-24hr adventure first thing Saturday morning.
Stepping back and taking a proper breather after an inordinately stressful experience earlier this month.
I had been too wrapped up in my own anxiety to have noticed the depth of my partner’s own stress. Their ability to execute relentlessly also made it easy to overlook. (I tend to have the opposite failure mode of dissipated focus.) While it presents as productivity and focus on the outside, they often can’t escape that same fixation from the inside and the behavior burns them out.
It’s time for me to take a step back and help them strategize and prioritize. It doesn’t matter how much they get done if they’re only treading water.
tl;dr I managed to put my own oxygen mask on and now it’s time to help my partner do the same.
I wish you well - this is really important, and thank you for sharing.
Setting up syncthing on my NAS and mobile devices, working on a toy elixir/phoenix planner app (https://github.com/thermokarst/planner), dealing with those darn weeds in the yard, and hopefully going for some bike rides. I recently started doing what I am lovingly referring to as “coffee commutes” - I hop on my bike, ride out to some scenic location (usually within about an hour of my house) and brew myself some coffee with my aeropress go, take in the scenery, and then bike home.