still looking for answers on PEM

wabi-sabi

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I overdid yesterday so I'm crashed today and feeling sorry for myself. A question occurred to me on managing PEM and crashes that I 'd like to here people's opinion on.

Here's the thing. When I crash from physical exertion the symptoms don't set in for a few hours later and the worst usually doesn't come until the next day, in terms of cognitive problems. The day of, I often still feel (if not OK) at my baseline. So on the days when i know I have already done enough to crash myself, should I do just a bit more, knowing I'm going to be miserable the next few days anyway or should I try to do as little as possible once I know I have gone overbudget to try to minimize the oncoming train wreck?

How do you handle this?
 

Judee

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The day of, I often still feel (if not OK) at my baseline. So on the days when i know I have already done enough to crash myself, should I do just a bit more, knowing I'm going to be miserable the next few days anyway
It's so tempting isn't it?

I did a lot yesterday and really, really wanted to do more today after all I was "on a roll" as they say.

I've gotten to the point that my body just won't budge on this though. I folded a few wash clothes today but that was it.

Everything else that I normally would manage to get done in a day won't be done today, I'm afraid.

So I guess I'm not sure the trade off was worth it.

I don't know if I'll ever be wise enough to learn because I keep doing the same thing again and again, but here goes with the advice anyway, "Slow and steady wins the race."