I’m impatient. Obstinate. And usually as fit as a fiddle. But…
I caught some kind of downright nasty bug. A cold, with a hacking cough. And a snotty nose. And other icky symptoms of grossness. But the worst. OH lordie, the worst-possible-thing-to-get…FATIGUE!
I slumped against the side of the shower. Sat down to brush my teeth. And the thought of getting dressed brought a sad, lonely, little tear to my eye.
Clean PJs. Fluffy slippers. Snuggly leopard-print robe. I shuffled into the kitchen.
“Wow…you look dreadful? Wassup?”
Thanks, hubby! Across the top of my glasses…I gave him the look. He immediately attended to my tea.
And I cancelled my plans.
I’ll rest + repair. Feet up. Netflix. Lashings of hot tea. I’ll be fine!
Day Two: I haven’t recovered. What the eff? I did my resting, I drank the fluids, I took the herbs. I’m a holistic health expert. I don’t get sick. I caught a nasty bug, but surely I should bounce back quicker.
Today is Day Five. So far this week: I’ve cancelled clients. I’ve also postponed student evaluations. And shuffled my schedule, to boot. (I was on Insta and read Helen Mirren explaining to Americans that to boot means also…so I thought you might like to know.)
I’ve slept more than 60 hours our of 5 days. Slept!
And still, I’m tired. Fatigued. Down right knackered.
Sometimes the hardest thing in the world to acknowledge is that ‘I’m only human.’ Yes, I know how to take care of myself, and you. And I teach you how to care for yourself. But today, I look in the mirror…’healer, heal thyself.’
Sometimes the healing process is a quick repair. Sometimes the damage is deeper + needs more time. Whether that’s body, mind, emotions or spirit.
Ill-health, nasty bug, head cold or something really horrible, gives us the opportunity to slow-down, self-care and reflect. It reminds us how important our holistic health + wellness is. Whether an old-hand at this game of life, or newer to the holistic lifestyle.
Sometimes we need some TLC: a friend to bring soup, a shoulder to cry on, a coach to guide, a counselor to listen and reflect with. Other times to need to be that…for us.
Natural healing begins with self-care. So, as I care for me, I’m sharing how with you. If you haven’t already, grab a complimentary copy of Top Tips to Feeling Absolutely Fabulous. Just sign-up on the right-hand side of the page here.
I’m back to bed. Tea + a book. Healing takes the time it takes. And you know what? I’d rather all this snot + such was out rather than in my head + chest? No meds to suppress, just herbs to help me clear it on through.
What do you think? I’d love to know. Comments below.