Can I just sit for another couple days?
Monday, February 05, 2018
Make haste slowly... I need to keep telling myself that! I am feeling remarkably better this morning. Of course I have only been up a little while and haven’t worn myself out yet. I KNOW I need to be careful about overdoing and getting a secondary infection from this nasty influenza, but sometimes I have a hard time with restraint... especially when I am coming back from bed rest Or restrictions. I want to go back to where I was before... right away! I have blogged before about the difference between “I want” and “I can”... this is another instance where that applies and is quite relevant. My stubborn “I wanna “ side would go out and climb a mountain or run a 5k today... the first day I feel better. The smart, rational part of me that acknowledges what “I can “ do knows I need to ease back into things. I am going with rational as much as possible. (Though, I did walk the dog a total of 4.1 miles yesterday, which was probably too much already... maybe I am already failing at rational?)
I am trying to practice restraint. Really. I am. It’s just not natural for me when it comes to my walking routine. I use walking as an anti-anxiety and ant-depressant and general self soother. I get wound up and anxious if I just sit for too long.