Withdrawal Symptoms of an Aquaholic


So this suck, this really sucks. A bit more than a week ago, we got completely worked by a huge 5-6 ft set and we hit the reef quite bad. In the beginning it looked like a deep scratch and some smaller cuts that could heal quite fast so we kept on surfing for 3 days. But the last 4-5 days it became a gnarly infection. The foot has swollen up and we are on antibiotic cream to get it fixed. Most important  to let it heal though is…staying out of the water. And for an aquaholic that means after 2-3 days you start showing some real withdrawal symptoms.

  • Frustration: All these perfect waves are rolling in and we can’t ride them.
  • De-hydration: Our body is used to the water, our head wants to get wet.
  • Insomnia: We can’t sleep because there is too much energy in our body that can’t get out.
  • Anxiety: As we are not the best surfer in the world, each day we do not surf we feel like we take a step down on our progression ladder.
  • Lack of energy: Even though there is lots of stuff to do, we are lacking energy to do it.
  • Envious: We noticed that we are building up a “healthy” envy towards others that had an amazing surf sessions.
  • Un-fitness: Our body was paddle & surf ready, we are loosing muscles
  • Overall minor depression: The head just wants to surf and we can’t and that makes us sad

This is definitely just a short list of the symptoms but these pretty much dominate. We keep in mind that patience is a virtue though. By taking care of our wounds and remain patient, we can go back in a couple of days. And of course, there are worse things that can happen. In the end, we are lucky that we are not on a 3 week holiday and can go back nurturing our addiction soon.

 

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About TALES OF THE WANDERING SOULS

We are not lost, we are just wandering. We love to absorb all that surrounds us, inspire and be inspired by others submerged in adventures and occasional happenings that we love to share with you. Our common denominator is yoga, surf and coconuts. That's our playground and it keeps us grounded. Connected with our true selves, growing and being just the person we love to be. Life is a roller-coaster and the trick is to enjoy every ride. Every bit of negative is a positive too as it brings new experiences and connect us with new people or events. We are learning and having fun. We focus on all the good things we find on our journey and be inspired by inspiration in everything we encounter, these are our Tales of the Wandering Souls. On our blog you will find all the categories that we want to share with you: Saturday Chronicles: A returning post where we will discuss Past, Present and Future with awesome people we meet along our journey. People A deeper and more profound conversation that can be in the form of Q&A or a random dialogue. Just because we are always inspired by people that follow their dreams in life. Be You Displays those things that makes us happy. We love to dress up, enjoy cool clothes that makes us feel awesome within the moment. We are evolving and transforming so just BE YOU today, and enjoy what makes you feel at your best. Inspirational We share all those interesting & worth seeing places we find in our path. Quotes & stories we write, words of others, art, tunes, books and everything that can inspire you. Food Who doesn't want to have a yummy meal? We will share our favourite dishes, our own & others… And of course we will give you the full low-down with an easy DIY. Our Playground From Yoga to Surf and do not forget the Coconuts. We love being active while having fun. From poses we enjoy repeating, to favourite breaks and specific excursuses. Our playground is the place where we connect. Our playground can become yours.

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