Thursday, February 15, 2018
I've been sicker, but I'm definitely not well enough to handle 150 middle school children today, so home for a day of rest it is.
Here's hoping it helps enough to give me the wherewithal to handle my very busy Friday-Saturday-Sunday.
Like many the modern woman, I demand a lot of myself. I work a demanding full time job, handle at least half of the business of the home, and still maintain a writing life.
So, what don't I do? Well, self-care. I don't rest enough. I don't always eat well or take proper care of my body.
So eventually my body is forced to give me a smack-down and make me slow down for a moment. And that's what she's doing today.
This whole me-body-mind divide concept is kind of funny, because it's all me, of course. But I do
It's all balance, and when it skews too far in one direction or another, sickness can be the re-set button.
So today, I am taking it slow. Drinking tea, lying still in the dark, reading, and remembering to breathe.
Next time, I'll try to do that BEFORE it makes me sick.