This weekend, I was really looking forward to a fun, busy weekend in SF. I had lots of fun plans with people I hadn’t seen in a little while and even had tickets for a pub crawl. On Friday afternoon and evening I started to realize that I wasn’t really feeling 100%, but I thought it would pass. But the next morning when I woke up and got in the shower, I felt so horrible that I ended up getting right back into bed, wet hair and all. I had a killer headache, was super weak and had a handful of other issues. As I lay on my bed, I started thinking about how I was going to pull it together in time to go to brunch with everyone. But as I felt worse and worse, I knew that I just couldn’t go. I knew that if I went, then by the time I got all ready and got to my destination, I would just have to come right back home. So I made the decision to listen to my body. I knew that I had a busy work week coming and that I needed to be feeling all better.
But even though I knew what I should do, it really was not what I wanted to do. I didn’t want to miss my fun plans nor did I want to let everyone down! But as I sat there, I tried to really think about the smart, logical decision and what would be best for me in the long run. Often I am swayed by my desire to please others but it sometimes means that I don’t consider how I’m feeling enough. One time, I was so determined to make my friend’s performance, that although I had one of my worst migraines ever, I made myself go… and ended up in the hospital that night. Due to past experiences, I think I’m able to look back and remember that sometimes it is just not worth it. Yes, I hate to let people down but I have to put my health first and hope that they will understand.
So instead of having the fun-filled weekend that I planned (and having an exciting recap for you) I spent most of this weekend on the couch. But I’m happy to report that I’m finally feeling better! I know that I made the right decision and now I can hopefully tackle my busy week, sickness free.
-Do you listen to your body when it’s telling you something?
-How was your weekend?