I wanted today to be a “get things done” kind of a day. Reality has other plans. Both Bri and Bryan have been sick, and apparently it is my turn. I’ve got the full-on body ache thing going and I feel tired as all get-out.
But my brain tells me that I’m not allowed to be sick. It tells me that I have to push myself anyway. I know from experience that when I do that, my emotions go completely out of whack. So, I have to find a new way of living. Today, my priority is to listen to my body and to take good care of myself.
After I write this, I’m going to go lay down and let myself sleep. When I wake up, I will stop and ask myself what would be the kindest thing to do for myself. And then I am going to do it. I am not going to relieve stress through any of my maladaptive behaviours. I will breathe. I will rest. I will heal.
Tomorrow will take care of tomorrow. I need to live in the now.