When people ask, “how do technology and the internet help you to do what you do?”, I usually find myself going down the usual route and say “well, I do a lot of my research online, and technology helps me to connect to people and reach out…” blablabla … but I only recently went beyond my existing tools of skype calls/meetings (which I do for supervision), the good old email, and the occasional online course: vlogging software meets academia!
Gtalked about the day after phenomenon from the outside perspective – I thought I’d add mine and how it feels to be in it.
The day after – in non-medical terms obviously, in medical terms it’s called post fatigue or post exercise malaise. A combination of words that always invokes the image of a fragile women in a regency dress lying on a chaiselongue with a damp cloth over her eyes. (something like that, plus the damp cloth, don’t ask about the visual…)
The day after always hits after an exiting day, no matter what you do, whether you did well or not, whether you wasted time or energy or used it well. Specifics don’t matter. You did something that drains your energy levels way below the allowed level, so you will pay for it. There is no escape, no bargain you can strike. Obviously, you will feel a lot better (mentally and emotionally) if you did something you feel was worthwhile rather than not.
Meet the gang
Hello, we’re two expat friends (aka Tournesol and Tigerduck) and a dog (Micro-the-Dog, aka “the boss”). After living in London for 18 and 16 years respectively (or 5 years in the case of Micro), we’ve just made a leap of faith back across the channel and are building a new life in Munich. Thank you for reading our musings about the world, life, living with CFIDS/ME, music, crafts, dogs and other observations.
Singer, PhD student in psychology & living with chronic illness; 50% of dots&yarn. Huc coeamus!
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