So this week has not panned out how I thought… I had been having a minor ear ache for a few days. But I woke up on Wednesday Feeling like I had been hit by a train. Ok, maybe I am being a bit dramatic. Some how I managed to still got up and go into work, although halfway through I did leave and go to the doctors. And I unfortunately left with an ear and viral infection, and a prescription for an antibiotic. As a kid I was put on a lot of antibiotics and I hate being put on them now as an adult, because of the effect they have on your body and immune system. After the appointment I went back to work and made it through the day, thankfully. I honestly thought the worst was over and I would wake up feeling better. Skip to Thursday morning, I woke up feeling horrible, shaky and weak, and every time I swallowed, it felt like my throat was on fire. So I ended up calling in sick to work and spent the day in bed, binge watching supernatural in between my all day nap. I am not joking when I say, this was me all day yesterday:
I was not feeling like my self, and definitely took advantage of not being at work all day, although every time I woke up, it was like the pressure in my head increased.
Anyways, a big part of me didn’t want to go to work today, I have a habit, when I am sick, I tend to feel like I am not capable of anything. But as I was laying in bed last night I realized the amount of things that I want to accomplish in my life, as well as kind of person I want to be. Is not the kind of person that ruminates and sits with sickness, but pushes forward and through it, despite how I may feel, to accomplish more and be a better person. So right then and there I decided to defy what my habits and past developed behaviors were telling me. And I decided I was going to go to work, It’s not like I was going to run a marathon. If I could lay in bed all day and watch Netflix, then I could sit at a desk for 8 hours and do work.
I think once I made a conscious decision to not let being sick effect my outlook, I felt totally different. Yes, I woke up this morning still feeling sick, but I didn’t let that dictate how my day was going to go. And yes, there are times when you need a day off to recover from being sick. But I knew I could make it through today at work, and I have, and have had a much more successful and productive day than if I would have spent it in bed.
I will see you guys on Sunday!