It’s true. Not all days might be “good” days.
I’ve taken a a lot wanted respite this previous week. I had a lot happening these days with getting the ebook off to the printer, beginning my first Twin Cities Mind Harm Meetup, and attempting to maintain my companies working (ie: pay the payments).
I do my easiest to ensure I incorporate self-care into my day by day routine, however typically I’m so dang drained by the top of the day that I simply don’t have the vitality.
Which appears foolish proper?
Like, it must be necessary sufficient to “energy by” it and get it performed as a result of I know it’ll assist me. However I simply can’t. If I’ve zero vitality left, I actually have zero vitality left.
I feel that’s what is SO laborious for non mind injured people to grasp:
Our full drainage of vitality
Our lack of ability to maneuver ahead as soon as we hit our wall.
The common particular person can energy by it and truck on till they get it performed — us TBI’ers merely can’t.
Right here’s my actuality:
Sleep Eight-10 hours (if I’m not struggling insomnia for the time being)
Get up, make espresso, stroll the canine
Work a couple of hours (if it’s a great day)
Nap 2-Three hours
Do some extra work
stroll the canine, eat dinner
Go to mattress.
On a great day, I can get about Four-5 hours of labor performed. On a very dangerous day, I could not be capable of get off the bed — luckily, these days are far and few between for me now. However I do nonetheless battle, and on these days I get possibly a couple of hours of labor and that’s it. In the course of the course of a whole day, I can solely get Four-5 hours of labor performed!!
Now throw in cleansing the home, grocery purchasing, and laundry — and I hit the wall even faster!!
It’s painfully irritating as a self-employed particular person. On the one hand, I’m blessed with the actual fact I can select to work once I need. Alternatively, there isn’t any one else to do the work however me. If I don’t work, I don’t receives a commission. There isn’t any incapacity insurance coverage for the self-employed (effectively, there is, nevertheless it’s loopy costly).
I notice I’m blessed with affected person shoppers, and the flexibility to lastly perform at a stage that I can work (which took virtually two years to get to).
Dwelling and dealing with an invisible damage has its challenges. I do the very best I can, and get up each morning hoping it will likely be a great day!!
My self-care routine consists of:
Strolling within the recent air
Practical Neurology workout routines
PT workout routines
What do YOU do to assist your self with self-care??
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