Recharging my battery is so important today, more than it has ever been in my entire life combined! I used to be able to run on empty for days. I could skip meals, not sleep and actually go out and enjoy myself without worrying about the next day.
Now, I plan everything out very carefully and prioritize what I want to get done. Some days I am a bit too ambitious and over do it. The fatigue that consumes me is not in my head or one that I can simple take a nap and be good to go.
1 day of overextending myself can lead to 2 days of recharging. By that I mean literally doing nothing the first day. Nothing. The second day I can only use my brain and nothing else, and I mean nothing physical. By the 3rd day I am usually completely rebooted and ready to rock n roll.
So, is that day of overextending myself worth it? Probably not, unless I can plan on being a zombie for an entire freaking day and not care. So, yes, I do plan these days in advance sometimes and just roll with it. I have zero personality, I am grumpy because I can’t do anything and my family has to live with me. Poor things.
Now, there are days I do not plan on doing this and it sneaks right up on me! See, I feel so well most days because of my new lifestyle that I can forget I need to watch my spoons. That is one thing I would suggest to all who are setting out on this journey, beware you will start to feel so good and normal most days that the universe just has to knock you on your ass for a day or two just to kindly remind you of the monster living in your head.