This week I’m sick and it’s nothing serious but it keeps me on my couch at home. I don’t like being sick, I guess nobody does.
But there is also a way to find something positive.
First, my body tells me that I did too much. It needs time to relax. So I let my body relax. I rethought the things I’m working on right now and I cancelled one of my projects which would have kept me quite busy for the next months to focus on other also important things.
Reevaluate the tasks and projects
Is all of that you are doing right now really necessary? As I wrote once about time management and the 80/20 principle, my sickness reminds me to reevaluate again. It seems like it’s too much for my body.
Appreciate the small things
Every time I’m sick I got reminded again that the small things I usually do, which I cannot do now.
Going out for a walk
I love to go for a walk. When healthy we don’t appreciate being able to walk outside in nature or in the city and just enjoy the surrounding. We don’t enjoy it intentionally. I will do that in a few days.
A good night’s sleep
The last few days I couldn’t sleep through the whole night. It’s exhausting. The whole day you are tired then and you will continue sleeping on the couch.
The body needs time to relax and shut off. Sleep does that. But if you cannot sleep well, you feel that immediately by being exhausted, having less motivation and being sleepy the whole day. Your motivation lacks, and your productivity is as well.
Being able to smell and taste the food
My nose is blocked so don’t smell or taste much. Food is just something you should eat so you get healthy again, and not because it tastes good or you are hungry.
I love food (even though people say I’m picky 😉 ) and I love chocolate. I miss tasting it.
When we are healthy we don’t appreciate the delicious smell and taste of food. We should do that more instead of watching TV next to it.
Every time I get healthy again I’m grateful to be able to do all those things again.
If you hurt your foot, you are grateful to be able to walk again afterwards.
If you hurt your hand, you are grateful to be able to hold something again afterwards.
If you have a cold, you are grateful to be able to smell and taste things again afterwards.
But we shouldn’t get sick before appreciating the small things that make this life beautiful. Be grateful for it. Enjoy your blueberry muffin. Enjoy your delicious breakfast with coffee without your phone or TV.
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