Saturday, November 5, 2016
Day 5: Rest
I've spent most of day in bed. Napping, watching Penny Dreadful on Netflix, drinking tea and eating soup. Everyone tells me this tends to be a 24 hour bug and that by tomorrow I'll likely feel much improved.
There was a time when I did not do "not doing" well. When I would have pushed through whatever sickness or hurt I had and press on. Take this pill and go to work. But I have learned the value of rest and healing.
My "To Do" list has been set a side for the day. I will pick it up tomorrow. I know I may not complete as much as I'd like, but that is okay. Today though I need quiet. I need peace. I need rest.
I need to let my body fight this virus and, with the events of the past couple of days, I need to let my heart rest too.
I am, in this moment, feeling a bit proud of my snifflely self. I am caring for myself without guilt or a feeling of being selfish. I am caring for myself because I know this is what my body and my heart need.