Monday, February 21, 2011

Don’t Wait Until You Are Sick!!!

This is the time of year when colds and flu bugs are in the air. In talking to a few people with colds recently, they seemed to be saying the same thing…
  • I’ll just slow down a bit
  • I’ll just get some extra sleep
  • I’ll just take care of myself right now
  • I’ll just lay low
  • I’ll just drink lots of fluids
  • I’ll just pamper myself right now
  • I’ll just fix my favorite chicken soup
  • I’ll just curl up with a blanket and read or watch my favorite movies
Sounds familiar doesn’t it? BUT, why wait until you are sick? When we are on the go all of the time it is difficult for us to slow down. I know--so many things to do, so little time! When coming down with a cold I have often caught myself thinking, "now I can get some rest." I am working at incorporating more of what I need when I need it into my life. It is not always an easy thing to do, but I am trying to be more aware of those needs. Sometimes the other things just don’t matter as much as I think they do. By taking care of myself, I not only catch fewer colds I have more energy to take on whatever life may bring.

When you finally give into a cold or flu, how do you take care of yourself? Is there anything you might be able to start doing today?

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