Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Rest.

Woke up feeling completely under the weather. I thought it was just allergies, but I'm thinking it's not. Good thing I'm not bogged down with too much work today. I was able to take a nap, but I couldn't tell if I was sleeping. It was one of those kinds of days.

I'm feeling a little muddy lately, mentally. Unfocused. I want to work work work but I always find myself wanting to take a break, too.

This weekend, I did a lot of driving. And while driving used to be super-difficult and not event attemptable when I was really sick, it was okay this weekend. It helped me see how far I've come. I was still cautious though. In the past, I had panic attacks on the road, and it's the scariest. But I've taken baby steps to get comfortable on the road, and by myself. If I hadn't, I doubt I'd leave the house or do much else. We have to make those small steps when it feels right. We always have to try.

And we have to know when to back off. When to rest. When to give ourselves a break. Our bodies can help us tune into our needs, though that can be hard when you're acutely riddled by anxiety.

Today, I'm not anxious. Just exhausted. So I'm backing off, taking a break, and giving myself a sick day.

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