Pacing myself, plus aphorism of the day
It’s been an intense two weeks of doing-things-other-than-blogging. I had article deadlines—the assignments were for beloved clients, but the articles were troublesome and energy-draining. I had three presentations to prepare, two of them workshops that I was giving for the first time. Normally I try to schedule things so that I have space between energy-and-anxiety-intensive creative deadlines. That didn’t happen this month. So the best I could do was leave a few empty days afterward.
My throat has been scratchy for the past few days. I tell myself that since it hasn’t turned into a cold (yet), it won’t turn into a cold, and that because I had a nap today I can start pushing myself again tomorrow. This attitude has gotten me into trouble in the past, cold-wise.
I really, really want to go to a Feldenkrais seminar tomorrow. It’s been on my calendar for weeks. It’s got a mindfulness slant, and I’m longing for some mind-body awareness that will free me from this chronic neck pain so that I can sit for longer stretches. (Ahem, how about taking more breaks at the computer?) But the class is 45 minutes away, and lasts all day, and I’m so tired.
I ran this by my S.O., the Professor, who said, “Don’t make yourself crazy, to get not-crazy.”
That’s the aphorism. You may quote him.