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“Both abundance and lack [of abundance] exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Baseline

Things that are very low energy, that I tolerate extremely well with no need for any kind of rest after.
reading
watching TV
crocheting
playing on the computer
resting (duh)

Things that are moderate energy, that I tolerate well.  I may need a small rest immediately after.
showering
yoga
stretches
wearing my negative heel exercise shoes for daily activities
doing laundry
up to five minutes tidying my home
picking up my daughter after school (30 minute round trip total)
putting dinner into the crockpot
visit in my home (up to 30 minutes)
visit on the telephone (up to 20 minutes)
parenting
writing
reading on the computer
blogging

Things that are high energy, that I tolerate fairly well.  I definitely need a rest immediately after and a recuperation day the following day.
sex
massage
visit outside my home (up to 45 minutes)

Things that are high energy, that I barely tolerate.  I need a rest immediately after and several recuperation days.
doctor's visit
pedicure
going out to dinner
watching my son play water polo (up to one hour, home games only)
any event (up to 30 minutes) such as meetings with teachers or a baby shower

Anything not on the list is too energy intensive with too little benefit for me to include in my life.

3 comments:

Renee said...

This is really impressive ~ to be able to identify these is a big plus....I think I need to do the same and write them down for myself..

PJ said...

Wow - what a great list! I think it's such a sign of strength that you are able to articulate exactly what your body can tolerate and what makes the priority cut for you ... we can all learn :)

Jo said...

I agree, a thought provoking exercise and one well worth doing. And a list that all people concerned in our care must see. I may do that for myself today too. Thank you.