You Do You.
I'm an all or nothing kind of person.
I'll struggle to read more than a handful of books, or I'll commit to reading 52 books a year.
I'll train every day for months, or I'll struggle to get a few sessions out each week.
I go all in, dial in on one thing, usually go over the top and eventually fall in a heap for a few days, realise I need to fill my cup then I pick myself up go hard, and then do it all over again.
This is my pattern. I'm beginning to understand that. This is ok, this is me, I'm not going to try and change it, simple as that. What I am doing is trying to be aware of it, and ensure that I can couple this intensity with at least a little bit of 'fill my cup time'
Comments I hear all of the time 'You work too much' 'You need to slow down' 'Mate, have a day off once in a while' I appreciate the love and care shown in these comments, but it doesn't serve me.
I believe that we all have a different wavelength. What I mean by that is that most of us tend to fit into one of three categories for each part of our lives. High Capacity / Medium Capacity / Low Capacity. For example, I have a High Capacity to spend time working on Virtus. Working 6.5-7 days a week is normal. That's me, I'm ok with that. If you don't agree, thats ok, you do you.
If you understand your capacity. Your wavelength. Your patterns. Your wants and needs, then you're well equipped to make the small important adjustments to move you in the right direction, look after yourself and understand when you can go hard, and when you need to pull back.
What matters, is awareness. Awareness of your patterns, your capacity and your desire to get from where you are now to where you want to be.
If you're aware, then you're way ahead of the curve, you can gain a better understanding of where you're at, and make the best decisions in terms of looking after yourself, and simultaneously improving who and what you are.
Just a thought process, a brain dump.
Let me know what you think.
If you disagree. Let's discuss it.