The swing of things

I’ve spent the last two days in bed due to heavy cold. For that reason this isn’t a long post but I just wanted to share how it occurs to me, as I take care of myself as best I can, that sometimes we need to be concious of the pendulum-swing of things. What I mean by this is, that if we really push ourselves over a project or through a tough time, it’s extremely important to follow that up with a pendulum swing the other way – to self-care and recovery – as soon as possible afterwards.

After the Advent Fair a couple of weeks ago it would have been better if I’d allowed myself more than the one day I gave myself off. Swing, swing. Oh, well, now the cold is making sure I get plenty of ‘me’ time! Next year I’d like to see if I can get it without the illness though!



2 Responses to The swing of things

  1. So glad to hear you’re taking time for yourself, T. You work so hard, and you, more than anyone, deserve some downtime. The Advent Fair was a mammoth achievement (once again), and the coming holiday is surely your payback time for all that hard work and effort.

    In my own life, I’ve been experiencing a massive pendulum swing away from the pressure I’d been putting myself under to get my new business up and running. I had pushed so hard, I had a huge adverse reaction and am still running as fast as I can in the other direction. Like you, I’d started a blog, but the pressure to post regularly, on top of all the other stuff I felt was essential, put too great a strain on me and my confidence took a beating. I’m still grappling with the concept of moving ahead slowly and at a manageable pace, but it goes against the grain. I’m sure it would be best to keep the pendulum swinging somewhere in the middle, rather than the wild veering that some of us seem prone to.

    Anyway, I managed to post again today, and that felt like a huge step forward. Will try to keep it slow. Thanks for the reminder, T.

  2. take care of yourself T and thanks for the reminder to do so myself…would love a happiness post on dealing with Christmas, I feel very mixed about the whole business, and the pressure of “presents’ and expectations, real or imagined…when you have the energy to ruminate on it of course! Kelly

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