I rock a really long "to-do" list.
I am relentless when I set my mind to something.
I do "busy" really, really, really well.
I'm a problem solver, goal oriented, task master type of girl.
I don't share this to boast,
but rather to give some background on why rest is so hard for me.
I don't do rest.
My coach schedules an extra rest day and I email him to ask if it's a mistake. (True story!)
I plan what work project I will take home to work for Sunday afternoons becuase I know that I'll have free time.
I eat lunch at my computer not because I have to but because it allows me to multitask.
Two weeks ago the unbelievable happened. Winter vacation started (with really specific direction from my boss to not work over vacation) and my coach gave me a modified schedule that included light workouts and a 5 day (!!!!) rest period. WHATTTTTTT?!?!?!?
I don't do rest.
I did what any non-rester would do- I sent work emails (NO ONE replied!!!) and I asked my coach if I could take classes at the gym (He said NO). UGH!!!!
I fought the "rest period" for about a week. Then I caved..... sort of.
I started cleaning and purging my house. It felt great. I started concentrating on my nutrition again. The extra time was so nice to have. I played games (like actual games that didn't require a computer screen) with my kids. I had coffee and lunch dates with friends.
I was busy, but rested. I feel amazing.
I need to rest more. I'm not really sure how to do that once work starts up again. I need to set work limits. I stink at that.
What about you? How do you set limits with work or working out? How do you find balance in such an unbalanced world?