After nearly a month of trying to fight off a cold due to my work load I finally gave in and went to the doctors last week. Turns out said cold is in fact a right nasty case of acute Bronchitis and believe me when I say there is absolutely nothing cute about this hideous infection! Apparently under Doctors orders I'm supposed to rest.... that is obviously easier said than done!
Those of you that are self employed and work alone will know just how impossible a task that can be. I have children to look after and a shop to run, both of which at present I feel I'm neglecting and that sucks.
I'm exhausted, grumpy and seriously emotional which is never a great combination for me (or anyone else I imagine). These feelings always make me over think everything. I start to question why I do what I do and that nagging doubting Thomas rears his bloody annoying head! It's no secret that I have a few demons that enjoy to rattle my cage on a frequent basis... grief and anxiety can make simple daily tasks almost unbearable. What matters is that we find ways to cope and that we show up every day even if it's only for part of it! We need to listen to our bodies and look after ourselves otherwise those demons I mentioned can take over and that's no good for anybody!
I haven't managed to take time off completely but I have tried to take things slowly. The shop is only open by appointment for the next week over the Easter holiday so I'm working form home as much as possible between coughing fits and naps!
This morning I woke up with an overwhelming need to get the juicer out and make something to lift my spirits (don't worry it didn't actually include any spirits, I've not got to that stage up to now) Nope it was a green concoction of fruit and veg. Pineapple, Ginger, Spinach and Celery all of which have amazing natural healing qualities for inflammation, antibacterial and a whole heap of needed vitamins. I highly recommend getting a juicer!
Wedding season is fast approaching so making time now to get myself healthy is essential otherwise I'll burn out before it starts. Listen to your body, if you feel like you're coming down with something don't ignore it! Stock up on vitamins, fill the fridge with good stuff, get outside in the fresh air and find time to breathe.... until next time Dx