I recently wrote about giving yourself grace and I’m really experiencing the need to practice what I preach.
For many reasons but mainly one I’m extremely and unusually tired the past 4-5 days. I’m trying to cut down on my caffeine by either having tea instead (which is a lower amount of caffeine) or choosing decaf. It’s going…ok. I’m not a huge caffeine consumer; usually I have a regular cup first thing then a decaf cup sometime later in the day. I more just want to decrease the need to have it to fully wake up. I’ve had to cave and have a cup, regular or decaf, a few days. I’m not sure if I’m going to push through or just accept my reliance for now.
I’m a morning person; I know it’s odd but I usually wake up between 5-6 and wake up naturally. Lately my parents have to open my door and I’m sleeping to 6:30-7:30.
So what’s my point? I had planned to do Pilates on Tuesday but my body was tired and I knew I instead needed a nap and some light stretching. Both because we’re coming out of forced isolation and also for my own recovery I’m now prioritizing being social. It’s fun but as with everything there’s a trade off; it takes energy and sometimes I then need to rest over doing something I wanted to do.