I was suffering from Man Flu last week. Men are always the last to know that they have it. Luckily wifey was able to point it out to me. It is when a man has a slight cold but they think it is the end of the world!!
Now I am not a believer in “Soldiering On”. I believe that when my body is ill I need to rest and let it get better. Consequently I cancelled several business and social appointments. Now I could have gone along but was just not worth it. There was a slight chance I could have infected the person I was meeting (and depending on their air conditioning system, half of the people on their floor too!), I would have been foggy headed and not had my wits about me for the meeting and most importantly, my body would be straining to “Soldier On” and not simply recover.
So I stayed home, taking my hippy pills (horseradish, garlic and vitamin C) and let my body rest. Three days later and I was feeling fabulous. Compare that to many who Soldier On and “just can’t seem to shake it”.
When you get ill, do you look after yourself? Not just when you have a cold (or Man Flu) but also when you are grieving, distressed, or just need a doona day. I am not saying we should all have a sick day. What I am saying is you HAVE to look after yourself and do what it takes to maintain a healthy body, mind and spirit.
How well do you look after yourself?