I have been thoroughly enjoying my winter break from school. At first I was nervous that I wouldn’t use the time wisely. I was afraid I would lose all the hard work I put in last semester getting in dance shape, flexibility and technique wise. I was so productive and on top of things during the semester I was afraid I would let things get away from me if I relaxed a bit.
I have definitely been relaxing. I know it is good for me, but I am one of those people that have a really hard time relaxing. We have been catching up with friends and getting in some fun quality time. I have been playing with my camera and enjoying taking pictures without deadlines or grades attached to them. I have read some books just for fun without having to write a paper about them.
And the best part, I have gotten to work out without having to be afraid of getting hurt or being too sore to dance the next day. I have really enjoyed experimenting with running and weights and pushing myself harder on the different machines. Knowing that I can take as many recovery days as I need plus all the added rest time I am getting allows me to push myself a little and see what happens! For normal people without Fibromyalgia I realize this may sound a little weird, but believe me, this is a huge freedom! Pushing my body is a huge risk, for many years (before Reliv), if I pushed myself too hard on something it could take weeks to recover.
I am sure I have lost some technique – that can happen over a weekend, but I know that my body is stronger now than it was just a month ago so I can’t wait to see what will happen when I’m back in class. I have been stretching a lot so I don’t think I lost that too much either! Yay!
The only thing I am concerned about is getting back into the busy schedule of school. In the moment I enjoy it but when I’m all relaxed like I am now it is definitely hard to kick it up a notch and get back to the life of full time school/full time work. I have 2 1/2 weeks left and I am enjoying every second. I won’t have time like this again until June!
Do you like being super busy?
– pretty much, yes!! until it’s time to rest!
Do you have trouble relaxing?
– guilty, even as a kid I scheduled my play time! I know, I’m a little crazy!
Do you have periods in your life when things are crazy busy and then wonderfully relaxing?
– I think as long as I am in school this will be my life, and then I’ll have kids in school and they will perpetuate it!