Oh brother do I need to get a handle on this. Maybe today’s notes will be a request for advice more than a statement of anything, really.
I got into a little last night with my summary on my resolution of slowing down. I’m caught in the place of doing this SUPER EXTROVERTED JOB on some evenings and weekends but I’m a SUPER INTROVERTED PERSON, well, all the time. The rational solution would be to give up the extra stuff. The problem with that is that I really enjoy it while I’m doing it. I love it, in fact. It’s when I’m done that the dilemma rears it’s head because then I’m exhausted. Yes, I’d planned on hibernation this weekend, but even if I hadn’t, I’d have had little choice. After Friday’s late night and in anticipation of today’s game, the third in five days, the fourth in nine, I had two things going on: recovering from a total energy sap and bracing myself for another one coming up. It’s a weird thing to try to get a hold of.
In my experience, my best course to maintaining wellness is to take extra care to eat nutrient dense foods, sleep when I can and meditate. I’ve started to realize that I need to really commit to spending time to these things when I’m not required to be ON. I can’t just go on and do the things I’d normally do because the energy that I have needs to be focused on recovery.
What are you secrets to self-care when you have a lot on the go? How do you find balance?