I’m not sure if you’ve seen it, but Linda Howard briefly discussed the trouble she’s been having with her work due to her health issues on Facebook. I’m not surprised that less than good health can affect one’s creativity and productivity and everything else so much. It doesn’t even have to be something hormonal. Even something as non-specific as chronic pain can bring on numerous problems and kill productivity.
When little aches here and there let themselves known, I used to just forge ahead until my body went on a massive strike. It did for two months soon after I signed with Agent. It did again last year. After two devastating battles that lasted five months total, I’ve decided I cannot win against my own body. So these days I try to be kinder to myself, even though it’s very hard, especially because I never used to have joint pain. My first instinct is usually to flog myself for being lazy or whiny or something.
So what do I do when I feel achy or fatigued? I allow myself a very short nap and half an hour of stretching. On top of that, I see my physical therapist at least twice a week to keep my joints in working shape. And I eat fresh fruit and vegetables every day. I should exercise more regularly as well, but one thing at a time.
What do you do to keep yourself healthy?