So the past week or so I pretty much pushed my body to the edge in terms of stress and strain due to work, and yet again, I was reminded that it will push back. I traveled for three days last Wednesday-Friday for a case and series of meetings that resulted in long days, air travel (which is always hard on me), lots of car time, and then working back at the hotel afterwards. And definitely not eating all that well. I got back Friday night only to work all weekend and then work until 3 am Monday night and long days Tuesday and Wednesday. But, we met our filing deadline and I was thinking that I actually felt pretty good considering the situation. I was tired, but really, not bad.
And then, the adrenaline rush was gone and reality set in. Wowsa. The body was not happy with me. Migraines, flu-like symptoms, aches, pains, major fatigue, muscles tightened up into little balls (or so it feels) and just general misery. The migraine part was the worst though, I couldn’t even function due to the pain, working was out of the question. A not so gentle reminder that in the tug of war between me and my body, the body will always win. ALWAYS.
Two days of sleep have helped immensely, along with finally being able to eat some bread and take some excedrin last night. The stomach is still a bit queasy and I am not eating much, so despite the rather uncomfortable joint pain, I’m going to have to deal with sans drugs because I don’t think the stomach would take any pills at the moment.
The worst part of all of this is that due to sleeping away two days, I’m now way far behind on the next series of projects with upcoming deadlines. I’ll work a bit today, but the energy level is still way low and so not a lot is going to get accomplished. I know that I need to work to try to better balance time and health and work and life, but there are times where there just doesn’t seem possible and it’s always my body that gets sacrificed. I’m not sure how these next couple of weeks are going to go, we have a series of deadlines that are going to be hard to meet, just in one case, let alone the work for others I work on. Step one will be trying to get past my love of procrastination, but even that isn’t going to solve all my problems. My goal is simple though now, avoid feeling like I felt this week!
Despite low energy, I think I’m going to get a boost here soon of the non-prescription kind. My best friend since birth (really) is on her way here for a visit. First time I’ll have seen her in a year and a half, and I cannot wait. I know that just having her here for a few days is going to get some positive energy going, hopefully enough to push me back over the edge to feeling good (relatively speaking of course). That and we’re going to see New Kids on the Block Monday night…nothing like reliving your teenage years to make your joints feel young again 🙂
Best wishes for a happy weekend to all!