I have blogged about balance and priorities and health and taking good care of yourself incessantly. I guess I need to take my own advice.
I got a cold last Sunday, the kind where you are achy and have a fever and basically feel miserable. I worked sick every day, I came home sick every day, and I sleeping sick was the worst! After 6 days of this, I went back to the doctor and was diagnosed with bronchitis. That I got because I didn’t take care of my cold. I spent the weekend as a ghost of myself. I set up the guest room as my sick room and only came out a few hours here or there to basically sit quietly on the couch.
I am finally on the road to recovery and almost back to 100%. Which means I’ve started analyzing and criticizing myself… Why didn’t you take a sick day? One day off might mean that you would have been well 5 days earlier! Is anything more important than your health? Are you not a priority? Is it fair that you gave everything you had every day to work and came home to be a silent, unengaged wife? You haven’t worked out in over a week!
I know, I know, I am trying to be kind to myself, and it’s getting easier the better I feel. But, dammit, I know better! Next time I will take my own advice…
Bronchitis stinks. If you're not careful it can last up to six weeks. Listen to your body and get steriods if you have to. At least you're not 7 months pregnant, pulled a chest muscle and a stomach bug. I'll never forget that one.ReplyDelete
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