Are you good at resting?
I'm not. I have a terrible time falling asleep, and am a compulsive list-checker-offer
In August I had great plans to Walk Into 41 by walking for 30 minutes every day for 41 days, starting on my birthday.
The first day went great, and then life intervened. Lots of work and travel, plus I strained my big toe in dance class (badly). I stopped walking.
A month later, I tried again. I made it to day 11, and then I re-injured my toe, which started bugging my knee, and the rest of my foot.
This week, the doctor told me to stay off my feet. I tried to bargain with her by explaining, "I walk almost every day from my house to run errands. Is that OK?"
She said, "No." In fact, this is how she wrote out my prescription (the caps are hers):
- Ice foot for 15 minutes at a time at 3 times
- Supportive shoes
So, this weekend I'm sticking to my bed and couch as much as possible and hunkering down with my social change book club book, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (which seems apt somehow).
I'd love your tips for how you've moved through times in your life when you have to stay still to move forward. How do you embrace resting?