Fight or Flight
Saturday, January 11, 2014
I'm not a person who gets sick often, so when I do I am always stunned with how defeated it makes me feel. I find I often can't just stop and rest up, and I try to defy the illness and push past it, which is typically a big mistake.
Are you a person who fights and pushes too far in denial of illness, or are you one to just fly along with it, admitting defeat and just quietly wait for everything to run it's course?
I am usually a fighter. I will push through, work through, act naturally. But this time around I had no focus and no choice. I found that I was having trouble doing the simplest of tasks. My thinking was not clear. I was absolutely exhausted. As I walked from one room to another, I could hear my heart beat in my head, and it was way faster than it should be--a message, I'm sure. So I rested.
Today I feel blah . . . but my focus is much better. I'm going to take it easy and rest up more today and hopefully by the workweek I will be 100%. Unfortunately, no exercising getting done here. But thankfully, not much eating is getting done either. It's a good balance.