One of the common problems after TBI/Concussion, is fatigue.
It can be a killer… especially because we can become fatigued from (over)doing things we really love and that make us happy.
When our brains become fatigued, they become more distractable. And when we are more distractable, we can end up expending valuable energy in many different directions.
Which means the limited energy we have is further dissipated. And that’s no good.
That’s where I am right now. Really tired out from four very intense days. I thought today would be easier, but it was actually packed full, with a lot going on. And now I am beat. One of the projects I was on at work got presented to senior leadership, and the president and CEO of the company was there — and liked it very much. My team members really got some good time with the Pres/CEO. I was worn out and couldn’t stay, but I’m glad the rest of them got to hang out with the top brass.
Anyway, I’m winding down, now, feeling pretty good about this week overall. I’m really excited because a project I started back in 1999, that has gone through many different iterations, is coming around again in a big and beneficial way. It’s pretty exciting, to tell the truth, and I’m diving back into it with more realism and fervor than ever before. Not only do I have more energy, but it’s much better educated and better organized than ever.
It’s very exciting.
And I need to pace myself so that I don’t burn out. I need to take things very steadily, very systematically, and not let things flare wildly out of control. I can so easily let myself get carried away by all the excitement, that I wear myself down and end up wrecking my progress. And then I’m worse off than before.
And then I get down on myself.
And then I end up even worse off than back at Square One.
Let’s not do that again, shall we?
So, my path is clear. I know what I want to be when I grow up — at least for the next few years. And I can relax now. I’m both excited and relieved. I can see a way out of my malaise and morass.
Laser in, work it out, rest up, and repeat.
But first, a good dinner and a full night’s sleep.