My idea for how to preserve the level of clarity that I woke up with this morning is this:
- I will move slowly and deliberately even if I feel like I have energy for more.
- I will rest after each task even if it feels like I have energy for more.
- If I have a language-based task to complete, I will turn off the radio.
One of the hardest aspects of being naturally a “type A” person who loves to do lots of things and pour on the extra commitments dealing with Chronic Fatigue syndrome is the idea that it is not just OK but an imperative for health to take on less, and rest when you would rather be active. “I hardly did anything today” is a plaintive mew for those of us who think we should do as much as possible every day. But “as much as possible” now has a different meaning, and I am in the process of my understanding of that really means for me now.
Will I be able to train myself to move at a slower level and still cultivate happiness and fulfillment?