Friday, July 24, 2009

The World Didn't End!

Fighting some kind of physical ailment since Tuesday; I had to give in yesterday when the fever arrived. Seems like some sort of flu-type thing, with congestion, coughing, aches, headache and the afore-mentioned fever and chills.

Thankfully, the worst of it seems to have come and gone - I hope. I slept for about 24 hours straight, with a break to pick up David from Art Camp. I think that helped.

My friend Jim Hamacher left a comment on my Facebook status that said, "Maybe your body is trying to tell you something."

I've thought about that today - a lot. Without the energy to check email/work on projects/worry about work, I just let everything go. And I slept.

And I'm amazed by two things:
  • The world didn't end.
  • I'm really, really relaxed. In spite of being physically sick, I feel like I've regained some emotional energy.
Go figure. This is worth thinking about. I need to quit complaining about feeling so overwhelmed and do something proactive. It doesn't seem like a good strategy to get sick every 12 weeks or so.

2 comments:

Angie said...

It's funny you should say that, I had the same experience when I got pneumonia a few months ago. It seems that you don't realize how over worked and stressed you are until something knocks you on your butt! I decided to make changes too, it's been a slow process. Hope you continue to feel better.
Angie D.

Patty P said...

I felt like that when I lost the job. But I've never been more calm and excited about all the possibilities. Hope you feel better.