Today was absolutely beautiful, and I woke up without a headache…(meaning a little bit of a headache, like normal, but no where near like I’ve been having lately…yes, I always have a headache, sometimes it’s just much, much worse than other days.)
The weather was gorgeous, in the low 70’s (F), with a slight breeze. The leaves are starting to fall off the trees. I took my lunch out on the back porch and enjoyed the sun and warmth. There was a gust of wind and a flurry of leaves blew over head, it reminded me of a scene from Winnie the Pooh’s Blustery Day, however, my day was not that blustery. I had a giggle.
We decided since I was having such a good day, we would go somewhere. We went to the little mall near our place, and bought Stuart 2 new ties for him to wear to interviews. They are a bit bold, and show more of his personality. I think they show confidence! I hope the people he interviews with also thinks so. (today was Stuart’s last day of work, just a couple of hours really, turned in his computer and told them where he left off. The owner said he felt so bad, but he had realized if they had one bad month they would be in trouble. They have decided to put the project Stuart was working on, on hold…so no reason for Stuart to be there. Stuart is so great about it. I think it’s the Buddhist in him, I’m not as philosophical…but I’m trying.)
Today, we didn’t think too much about that! We walked the mall, window shopping. Then we needed to go by Wal-Mart to pick up a couple of things, yes, I don’t really like shopping at Wal-Mart either but it’s 1 mile from our house, so convenience sometimes wins. Unfortunately, I really used up most my energy in the mall, and shouldn’t have gone to Wal-Mart. We stayed there much longer than I should have. By the time I got home, things were spinning a bit, especially if I moved my head too fast. I bent down to feel the dog, and the world when Whoosh! I’ve been lying down since then.
I had a great day! Lived it to the fullest. (yes, going to the store is living it up for me.) However, I really need to learn where my cut off point is. I push myself beyond my limit way too often. If I feel good, I take advantage of it. Hopefully, I won’t be paying for it tomorrow.
Right now, my hip hurts, my back hurts, my tail bone hurts, my head is starting to hurt (worse), and I’m very off-balance. Think I over did it? Yeah, me too.
So how do you learn what’s enough? Often I don’t feel that tired, or hurt that much, until I stop. Do you know what your limits are?
With the holidays coming up, I really need to figure this out. Right now, I’m thinking, we won’t be going to any parties. We may try to have a few people over to our house We think it would be better in my controlled environment, I can go lie down if I need to. Or I can get away from noise if I need to.
Thanks for any advice.
Think I’ll be posting more about how to handle the holidays soon.