Now, if I were working at home, I might have just decided that it was nap time. Nothing wrong with that. But I wasn't at home. I was at a work site, getting paid by the hour. Not feeling free to nap.
So, I had a conversation with my inner Slug -- what my beloved teacher Havi would probably refer to as one of my monsters.
Me: Hi, Slug. I see you. You have permission to be here.
Me: So, you seem to really want to sit still and do nothing. Am I right about that?
Me: At the same time, I have this project that I would like to work on. Today.
Me: So, can we try moving? Just a little bit?
Me: You remind me so much of the Sleep Demon.* Are you related?
Me: I thought so. You're different, though. The Sleep Demon persuades me to sleep. You just sleep, and take me to bed with you.
Me: So, we're together. We're totally friends.
Me: Yes. We take each other places. You have taken me to bed. Now, I'd like to take you for a walk. To the bathroom.
Me: Let's just do that now. Then we'll see what we feel like doing next.
And that worked. We walked together, we came back together -- and then we did some work. Together. I gave the Slug room to feel dozy, and the Slug gave me space to get a few things done.
Not a bad compromise.
*Ah, yes, the Sleep Demon. My old adversary. Remind me to tell you more about the Sleep Demon one of these days...