Re: Reaching contentment
Yes, be gentle on yourself. IF my experience is of any help to you, I have to really limit myself to a gradual increase in activities or I just have to back out of them all. Do as much as you can comfortably do (or with a bit of discomfort), rest, and do something else. It will get easier, but don't expect yourself to run out there and dance around.
You're on your way, and it will take time and patience.