Are you a saver or a spender?

Are you a saver or a spender?

If you are a saver or a spender (tosser) in life.
Does that relate to how you live your health life?

The question I pose is should we save or spend our spoons when we find ourselves having a good day.
If you are new to reading my blog you should know that I have not been pain free in 2 1/2 years. I am often asked to number my pain level on a scale of 1 – 10. I find that too difficult since each body part varies all the time.
Today is Friday, the sun is shining (a bonus in my world) and I am feeling pretty good with only my lower back and hips hurting.
I have a three day weekend ahead of me alone – my family is going away and I have to work on Saturday (only 4 hours). I was upset at first about having the weekend alone and tried to get together with friends to no avail. So, when I woke this morning feeling such low pain and having tons of energy I decided to start my “to do list”
Those of you who know me, know that I am a multi-tasker, list maker, control freak. A type “A” personality. I like everything to be a certain way. I have baskets to organize things and label trays so they get organized correctly. Anytime a crisis arises – I go into “Fix-it” mode. I make lists, check off sheets, and even create forms to help me make better lists and check off sheets. My brain is always spinning with thoughts that I need to get down on paper so I can get them out of my head.
I have a “to do list” on a white board in my kitchen and I filled the board with all of the chores I hoped to accomplish before my family returns.
If I had to be classified a saver or a tosser – I definitely would consider myself a tosser. I keep only those things that have extreme sentimental meaning to me.
Here I was faced with a 3-day weekend. A “Free” weekend – where I could get clean, toss, organize and write. Since last night I thought I needed to take a hot bath. By the time I sat down and thought it would be a good idea I looked at the clock and saw it was my bedtime. Even sitting here typing in my chair with an Ice pack on part of my body and a heating pad on another part I know it would be best if I went in the bathroom for a long hot bath yet Everytime I get set to do so I find another thing I want to get done before I take a break.
This takes me back to my original question. Save or Spend?
Crystal ball anyone?
Are the results of a clean “to do ” list going to balance the results of how I may feel after completing all of that work or should I take it easy, relax and enjoy the quietness with early to bed, late to rise, long baths, mystery movies and blogging.
Will it make a difference? I am already tired, sore and in pain daily. Would taking a “down” weekend make me keep my “spoons” or even add some to next week? Or, will I enter a horrendous flare after doing so much?
I will try to do a mixture of both work and rest. Time will tell.

We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails. ~Author Unknown
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