It’s worth checking out a really interesting article 1 in the reference, in which the author touches on a habit I’ve certainly practiced myself, of pushing myself beyond what I know to be wise limits…

…to inevitably crash and burn.

At the end of the day though, is it worth it?

Especially when it comes to the potential impact of this repetitive stress on our physical (and mental, emotional plus relational health).

It turns out that there are ways for us to still create the results – although the way in which we do so may not match our old style. The article 1 gives some useful insights into this idea.

You might be like me and set your year, quarterly, monthly and weekly goals, and you’ve spotted the steps you need to be taking daily to keep on track.

What I’ve come to know is that when I build in a small cushion of time to deal with ‘unexpecteds’ then the whole experience of navigating real life around my goals becomes so much more enjoyable.

That breathing space makes all the difference…

…and is valuable for those ‘wheels are falling off’ times when I’ve learned to ask myself the question ‘if I broke a leg, would I still be telling myself that I have to do this?’

I was discussing this point with a client the other day, as he was struggling to give himself time off his manual job to heal. I shared the idea with him that if it was a broken bone, he’d most likely allow himself recovery time. However because it was a non-visible system on the inside that was needing to recover, he was feeling he should just push on.

Can you relate to his story?

Ignoring how you feel to soldier on – rather than pause to breathe deeply, stretch a little, have some water or even gift yourself a brief walk or nap?

I’ve done it for weeks and even months – dragging myself through whilst feeling exhausted and therefore being less productive.  And in the process I was of course, taking myself backwards

Has this been you, or someone you know?

Until I see you on this week’s #ALivewithFi have a fun day 🙂

Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner. She’s an experienced practitioner since 1992 in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, speaker, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, and Health Brand Ambassador.

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¹Productivitybased on your own capacity –

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