Hello! And happy Friday. Yesterday I saw a tweet from my lovely friend Hannah about the irony involved in her ADHD brain liking to be busy but her disabled body liking rest and I thought: “oh my god, same.” For me, it’s chronic anxiety that means I am much happier doing a million things at once. But, you know, cerebral palsy that means I have to spend an unreasonable proportion of my time on the sofa.
BEYONCÉ TICKETS!!!!! That's amazing. I am envious and also so happy for you.
I too struggle with the balance of rest and doing. I am allergic to procrastination. I have burnt myself out so many times because of this. One of the things that's difficult to explain to people is that I can actually feel WORSE when I take a break, because it just makes me feel like I got behind on whatever I wanted to accomplish. Especially if I take a break when I've got energy and then a few days later I'm forced to clear my entire schedule due to a migraine or tension headache or dislocated joint or just a muscle being really obnoxious and too tight. The anxiety/chronic pain/task management balance is a whole thing, for sure.