That dread. You wake up in the early morning hours feeling as though you are swallowing fire, ears aching, head full of cotton wool, and all you can think is oh no. Please no. I can’t be sick. I don’t have time to be sick. I’ve made commitments to clients to help them feel better. I have a business to run. I have things to do.
So, you layer on feeling physically rotten with feeling mentally rotten. Having to change appointments, messing with someone’s already limited time, you can’t help but feel as though you’ve let them down, disappointed them.
Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we pile on the guilt rather than pile on the duvet? Why do we feel anxious rather then rested? Why do we punish ourselves for being human?
Between the cold & flu relief tablets, the boxes of tissues, the endless cups of tea..these are the worries that fill my mind. With the winter we’re having, I doubt I’m the only one.
Be kind to yourself,