I talk honestly and openly about my experiences with mental illness, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome through the lens of feminism, fat acceptance and process theology. I also do recipe and book reviews. My mission is to spread the message that hope is always real for a better life, despite living in a world that is often very harsh.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

I'm So Busy, I Must Take a Nap

Whew! I have been really busy! Being busy can be good, because then you are - hopefully - very productive, but there is such a thing as being too busy! Yesterday I was just plain exhausted after buzzing around frantically for the past couple of days. The reason? I am going on a mission trip with the girl I tutor Monday and I have been busy, busy, busy, trying to get ready for the trip. I took two naps yesterday and still I felt so exhausted, I felt sick! I don't know what I would have done if I had not taken them... Fortunately, I feel much better and more energized today.

I think taking naps is important for recovery, especially when you have an illness that brings about a lot of pain like fibromyalgia. Arithitic pain is tiring, which is something I did not understand before I got this. I have always understood being tired due to depression and now I am not depressed anymore, but because of the pain I feel in my joints and muscles, I still have tiredness as a semi constant companion. So I schedule naps! I work in the afternoon and if I have an appointment in the morning, then I really try to take a nap in between the two. I used to feel guilty about taking naps-I felt like it I was wasting valuable time, but now I know that I must slow myself down if I want to get everything I want to get done, done. I must give myself time to rest and renew. I now understand that I must take care to get centered and then I can get everything finished in time. I took two naps yesterday and even so, I was able to go to an EDA meeting in the morning, get a prescription filled, go to the grocery store, pack, and do all my laundry! I know for a fact that if I had not had those naps though, then I would not have had enough energy to do all of those things.

Often during my times of de-stressing I enjoy a cup of tea, which is why I am so excited about what will be awaiting me when I get back from my trip: a celestial seasonings wellness tea pack, which I won from my Sophia's blog, burp and slurp. I get tea, a mug, honey, lip balm, a book about herbs and the cute celestial seasonings sleepytime bear! I am so, so, so excited!!! Be looking forward to many pictures and reviews when I get back in town! Hopefully I will be able to amp up my writing when I get back-I have really missed not having enough time or energy to devote to this blog as I want...

I will be back Saturday...

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