I find myself in the condition where I have put a few too many things on my plate, heaped up a bit more stress, and overextended myself. Hit the wall, sleep for a couple days, and then jump back into the fracas.
The brain and the body only seems to go to a certain point, and then it rebels and calls for some down time. I try to convince myself that I can still rally and do heroic things, but I am learning that is a recipe for a few more days of 'crash time'.
It is probably just part of getting older, but I have got to learn to pace myself a bit better. I hate the idea that I have to recognize that there are limits to how hard I can go.
Enough of the rant, enough of the request for a pity party.
Here is my plan. Identify what situations create the overload condition. Can something be changed to even out the load? What tasks or jobs can be offloaded or eliminated?
Can I schedule more downtime? (Is that some kind of oxymoron? Scheduled or structured casual time?)
Can I find some energy to focus on eating better and exercising? Burn off some stress and feel better?
And finally, so that I can blame this on something else-
I am convinced that for some folks (like myself) the definitive cause of CML is from excessive inhalation of unicorn farts.