Humidity is a Distraction

I’ve never lived in humidity until now. The occasional trip to somewhere tropical was as close as I ever got.

I was also a Hot Yoga teacher and they added a humidifier, but that was 90 minutes at a time, and then it was back out into the Montana cold or dry heat. I feel I am a distracted mess now.

I wake up at 5:30 AM to do my work of the day, and flip, on goes the air conditioner. That’s early, and lordy, that can be expensive! But today I was thinking, you know, I don’t care if it costs me $1,000/month to run this thing, I’ve got to find a way to deal with this, so I can work without falling asleep or getting blurry eyed and dazed out.

Humidity will zap the loving life out of you, if you let it.

I’ve always thought of myself as being pretty resilient, but when you look at the “side-effects” from high humidity, it’s really astounding: Dehydration, Fatigue, Muscle cramps, Heat exhaustion, Fainting, Heat stroke. Add a big OY to that! So I’m not totally losing my mind, being a total wimp and generally kvetching (it’s Yiddish) is normal, given the circumstances?

Gotta keep the studio cool or the equipment can get all rusty and yucked up. Think of your body as a machine and totally remove the emotional, I am a human, aspect, then you can tackle this new wrinkle. That’s my message to me, “you are a machine” (insert eye-winking emoji here). Oh, and a new fan on Amazon Prime Day is a good way to start!