How to figure out balancing out resting and pushing in recovery
Many feel like constant pushing in life is what caused them to get sick in the first place. That means that for a lot of those going through CFS, we almost develop something like an ‘allergic reaction’ to the idea of committing to doing anything – fearful of crashes and relapses, especially those who have been through Stage 1.
We recognise that we tried resting, but we can’t just rest our way to recovery nor can we push our way to recovery. After trying both extremes, bringing on ever more anxiety and stress, what’s the middle ground and what’s the best way forward to manage living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
What You'll Need
- Tune in to your body
What You'll Do
- There’s a place that needs to be cultivated or developed where we don’t rest our way better or push our way better – instead, we heal. Being in a healing state means really listening in and tuning in to what we need – what the body needs.
- Think of it like this: when there’s not enough discipline, there’s too much ‘going with the flow’, too much waiting for recovery to happen, too much resting our way to recovery – nothing happens. On the other hand, too much force doesn’t help either.
- When we find balance, it’s a very powerful sweet spot. No sooner than when you find that sweet spot however, does it change again! So you may need a little bit more rest or a little bit more pushing from time to time. Its all about listening to your body and developing your very own healing process and figuring out what works for you.
Tips & Warnings
- Always consult your medical professional regarding your specific journey.