I have just had a significant birthday with family in the Far North. It was a busy time away and very enjoyable. However, I have learned to listen to my body more since my diagnosis. Yes, I walked up quite a decent hill and was able to enjoy a historic monument and stunning view. However, that afternoon I found myself flagging, so while my husband and Whanau went to view another tourist treat, I stayed at our accommodation for a nap. I’m learning that sometimes – even if it feels like I am missing out – listening to my body when I am fatigued is the best thing for me.
Self care is important and you can’t really have that without self awareness. So, I will push myself when I can and climb those hills, but know that it may mean my body needs to rest after and that’s OK.