Less is more...
I have been learning so much while I have been unwell. Lessons I have fought. Every time I push against it, I get a set back and stopped in my tracks.
I was someone that did everything at full throttle, 100 miles an hour. I walked everywhere at champion pace, I started working early and finished working late, I only had 1 day off and I never really actually took it as a day off.
Busy, busy, busy, fast, fast, fast and always wanted to try to fit more in.
I would say I almost always felt like I was in a panic that I wasn't doing enough... Physically not being able to do things (change the sheets on my bed, carry the washing basket downstairs to the machine) or doing something then having to sit down for a minute to recover (walking up/down the stairs, hanging the washing, making tea) and even the pace I walk at (I was last updated the stairs at the train station the other day) has forced me to slow down.
It has forced me to only do the absolute essential things.
And do you know what.
I am no further behind in life than I was when I operated full throttle. In fact I would say I am actually further ahead now.
I have clarity in what I want to do with my business. I see the people I want and need to see. I do the things that I want and need to do. I rest. I eat. I meditate. I read. I listen to audio books. I knit. I watch movies. I work. I am in a good sleeping routine. I have day's off where I don't do any work. I am (very slowly) getting better.
Try it. Do less. Say yes to the things that serve you. Say no to the things that don't.