As a way of recharging I spent two days almost in foetal position. It seemed necessary to ensure any semblance of life could return to my battered body. I was physically and emotionally drained. As I lay in bed this morning after a restful night's sleep I began some simple stretches and deep breathing. I felt myself relax even further. It felt so good to wake to this gentle routine. This had been missing in my routine for weeks.
Gentle exercise like walking and stretching, meditation, good sleep, nutritious food and water and a de-cluttered environment all bode well for health, stamina, organisation and the successful management of stress and pressure. It's a simple 101 lesson; "Needs of the body first and then wants of the mind." I understand the lesson content but applying my learning is a skill I am still developing. When the pressure is on, I unconsciously disregard lesson 101. The result: I fall across the line rather than pacing myself and gently jogging to the finish. Then, once the race has been declared complete I have to go back to basics to re-establish my equilibrium. It's a frustrating process.
Can you relate to this? Do you have any strategies to help?