Fatigue: The battle of mind & body
Was I going to turn down a four day, most expenses paid trip up to the beautiful warm sunny weather? Nope! Did I pace myself well? Nope. Am I feeling the effects of too much shopping, sightseeing, lack of sleep and eating foods I shouldn’t eat? Yep. Do I regret it? No way.
I’m a big believer in working out how to live a life that is a good balance between failure to live and overdoing. And I really mean trying to work it out. I haven’t found the answer yet; it’s a very elusive thing… And it’s something that requires a different balance for everyone.
Today I’m feeling the effects of stepping too far to the overdoing side of the line…. Which means that tomorrow I’ll have to step over the line the other way and spend the day on the couch. I often wonder is it better to live life at a steady, balanced pace… Or to have situations where you step to either side of that line? The things that make life interesting seem to lie on either side of that line…. Not on it’s path. Sadly.
Michelle is a Senior Occupational Therapist working solely with adults with hypermobility and related conditions. Michelle is the owner of Hypermobility Connect, an online platform for people with hypermobility to connect with resources, health professionals & each other. Michelle practices OT in her private practice and provides education to health professionals relating to hypermobility conditions.