Energy management is not an easy skill and to a degree everyone needs it and learns it, but it becomes vastly more important when you have a disability that directly affects your energy levels. Here are a few lessons I've learnt (some the hard way) over the years. Also note, I'm no expert and sometimes need to follow my own advice, but here goes.
Learning Your Limits
|[Image: photo of a piece of note paper with the words 'To do|
list' underlined and then the bulleted word 'EVERYTHING!'
listed underneath and the top half of a stick figure with a
flustered expression on its face. A pen lies on the paper]
[Source: John Schultz]
Be Kind to Yourself
|[Image: a foot in a bubble bath with a running tap in the|
background. Pink filter over the photo.]
Source: wikimedia commons
Making Tough Decisions
And on that note, I've had to make a tough decision relating to this blog. I've really been enjoying posting so regularly, but I've realised that posting and maintaining the blog takes a lot more of my time than I expected, and university has just started back. I've thus had to prioritise and I've come to the decision that I will have to cut back to one post per week. In particular some of the issues I have been writing about have been very personally pertinent to me and a fair amount of emotional energy has been expended, so it's probably also necessary to cut back for my own mental health. Geekery of the Weekery posts will thus be every other week (yay misnomers!). I will be posting on Saturdays from now on and may pick back up to two posts per week at the end of the semester. And of course I'll be around on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Tumblr, maybe even Instagram in the near future? so you can always follow me on one or more of those to keep updated :)