Canadian winters means: snow, cold temperatures, and for me an internal coldness for me. The thing that goes hand-in-hand with that is tight muscles. This realization means that I learned my personal limits and to listen to my body.
Knowing My Own Limits
Now that I work from home I have the ability to set my own schedule and thus work within my limits and thus I find I am less tight and physically tired at the end of the day. I have learned that for me usually I can only handle one major event before my body is literally telling me that I have had enough. That isn’t to say that length of time is a factor, as I have been known to spend the better part of a full day out with friends.
I find it physically the hardest to come home and then have to go back out or go from one place to the next. But, I’m staying in one place and then going home to stay home that’s what I handle the best because even if I am done before its time to go home I know that once I make it home I can crash.
For those teenagers out there that find this a challenge to figure out your own physical limits it wasn’t like I set out to figure this out. It was more about learning to listen to the signals my body was giving me and therefore what they would mean to me and how to work with them. The cold only adds to my needing to understand my body’s needs.