I have vowed in the afternoons, immediately following school, to engage in a deep relaxation (yoga nidra), 3 days each week. I'll also take a short walk a few nights each week , to get some fresh (well, traffic, MoPac, and pollution -- so it's not all that fresh) air, as well as alternating that with MBSR (Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction) or visualization/meditation.
So I am grateful for self-care tools and action! I'm finding balance in the changes of how I approach fitness and health; allowing instead of struggling, acting on that which I am capable of doing rahter than trying to force myself to perform at previous levels. It's okay. It's all good.
Now, If I could just get some damn sleep!