I completely agree.
I used to 'punish' myself in some way, for doing 'nothing' too.
What I've come to remember is that these 'disorders' etc, that we have lived with, for however long we have lived with them...some of us, all our life...they take a lot out of us.
Somedays, I'm so whacked out and flat.
I wish, I wish, I wish...I wasn't like that, because I'm also very ambitious, but I've had to come to accept that this 'healing process', looks different on all of us, and that process needs whatever 'time' and 'space' that it needs to do it's thing!.
Somedays, I feel like I can barely move.
Other days, I'm off like a rocket.
There is light and goodness in both sides, right?
But, these diagnosis's, and 'disorders', and 'labels', can be so exhausting some days.
I totally relate to CBA.
It's just about making your life, work for you, in the best possible way.
With whatever cards you've been dealt.
Make the most of that hand.
We've all done so well with what we've been dealt!.
This is why it's wise to have our 'practise' in place, whatever that is for you.
Seeing a psych or therapist once a week, practising mindfulness every other day, eating well (without being obsessive), having loving connections with family and friends and community etc...this can all be part of one's practise, after all the CBA is done.
I've come to recognise that I have to have some form of routine in my life.
It's really good for me, otherwise, I just get too distracted too easily.
I have studies to finish.
I have books to write.
I have a man to marry!.
But, one must remember that whatever it is that we have lived with, the 'disorders' etc, also need some our our time as well.
That's why including "doing nothing", and CBA is a great addition to one's practise!.
So thanks for that, Kaz!
Instead of Nikes "Do It!" ad, ours will be - "Do Nothing" brought to you by CBA!.
I'll look up that book, sounds good!.